Tyler Whitesides - Brigham City
Oct 2, 2017, 7:00 pm
Janitors: Heroes of the Dustbin
VenueBrigham City Library
26 E Forest St
Brigham City , UT 84302-2112
Join Tyler Whitesides at the library as he talks about the power books have to take you to many places and worlds. He'll share some of his favorite books and tell about his own experiences writing stories. This will be an interactive, fun, exciting night for all ages. A book signing will follow his presentation.
Although their enemies are powerful, their allies few, Spencer and his team of Rebels are not giving up! But what chance do a handful of kids and one rescued janitor have against the combined evil of the Founding Witches and the Sweepers? Can the Rebels close the source of all Glop and stop the Toxites once and for all- or is the world doomed to fall under the control of the sinister Bureau of Educational Maintenance? This explosive series finale is a gripping ride through conflicted loyalties and daring escapes, unexpected alliances, and betrayals, and an ending you'll never forget!
Tyler Whitesides was born in Washington state. The youngest of five siblings, he was raised in northern Utah where he still resides. He developed a love of books from a very young age, and with that came a desire to write his own stories. Tyler attended Utah State University, where he received a Bachelors in Music, specifically, Percussion Performance. While attending the University, Tyler got a part time job at a middle school as a night custodian.
Wandering the halls of the middle school each night sparked the ideas which eventually led to the JANITORS series. Tyler wrote the first draft of JANITORS in 2009, and after connecting with his first agent, Rubin Pfeffer, landed the series at Shadow Mountain Publishing. JANITORS was published in 2011. Over the next five years, the JANITORS series was developed and published, with the fifth and final book hitting shelves in 2015. During the course of the series, Tyler had the opportunity to visit many states, presenting at more than 600 schools across the country.
He still enjoys spending time outdoors, fly fishing mountain streams, and exploring nature. He continues to practice percussion, performing in a garbage-can drum quartet aptly called, The Jammin’ Janitors.But most of the time, you’ll find him hard at work on the thing he loves most – writing!
This event is made possible with support from Utah Humanities and Brigham City Public Library.