David Lubar


Best known as the author of popular books for teens and young readers, David Lubar started his career by writing short humor for magazines and comedy services. He also worked as a video-game programmer and designer, back in the old days when eight pixels was good enough for everyone. His books include Hidden Talents, Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie, and the Weenies story collections, which have sold more than two million copies.

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Zero Tolerance Meets the Alien Death Ray and Other (Mostly) Inappropriate Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until April 30!) Words: 11,360. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
A boy gets an alien death ray from his uncle. A gamer gets hooked on casino gambling. A bully steals steroids from an enormous athlete. What could possibly go wrong? Enjoy a collection of short stories that just didn't seem appropriate for David Lubar's regular books.
Pulling up Stakes and Other Piercing Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. (Free until April 17!) Words: 39,470. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Anthology
This collection of eleven stories, gathered from David Lubar's contributions to YA anthologies, contains some of his favorite pieces, including a slapstick account of a young man sent on a mortifying mission by the girl he loves, a tale about the mysteries of faith and belief, and a comedy of errors where a Transylvanian immigrant arouses suspicion in the darkness of the Alaskan winter.
It Seemed Funny at the Time: A Large Collection of Short Humor
Price: Free! Words: 52,540. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire
David Lubar has gathered his best magazine pieces from the past fifteen years, tossed in his most popular works from the early days of online humor, bundled up the comedy material from his national conference talks, and stuffed everything in one juicy volume.

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