Parker is eight years old and in the third grade. He has been writing books since the age of four. Parker published his first book at the age of seven, a series of mini-books about animals for preschool and kindergarten children. It includes over 140 pencil drawings of animals drawn by the author himself.
Parker is completing his third book, a chapter book for first-graders entitled Piggy Goes to Space. Its release date is scheduled for March of 2009. Just in time for National Reading Month.
Parker is also the editor-in-chief of a monthly newspaper called The Haller Gazette. He initiated the idea of a newspaper by kids for kids as a fun summer writing and reading activity in the spring of 2008. As the editor-in-chief, Parker makes all the editorial decisions for The Haller Gazette, which currently reaches children in twenty-eight states. To sign up for your copy, simply e-mail your name and postal address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about what Parker is getting into next, visit his website at www.parkerhaller.com.