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Len Vlahos

Biography

Len Vlahos

Len Vlahos dropped out of NYU film school in the mid 80s to play guitar and write songs for Woofing Cookies.  The band broke up in 1987 and he followed his other passion, books. He has worked in the book industry ever since. And, of course, he writes.
 
His first novel, THE SCAR BOYS, is due out in January 21, 2014 from Egmont USA. It is, not surprisingly, a rock and roll coming of age story. No vampires or dystopian future, just a messed up boy and his guitar. (He has nothing against vampires or dystopian futures. He loved THE PASSAGE, The Hunger Games series, and THE ROAD.)
 
He has completed work on a second novel and am currently writing a third, and live in Connecticut with his super awesome wife Kristen, four-year-old son Charlie, and two-year-old son, Luke. 

Len Vlahos

Books by Len Vlahos

by Len Vlahos - Family, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

When Jackie discovers that her father has been diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor, her whole world starts to crumble. She can't imagine how she'll live without him. Then, in a desperate act to secure his family's future, Jackie's father does the unthinkable --- he puts his life up for auction on eBay. Jackie can do nothing but watch and wait as an odd assortment of bidders, some with nefarious intentions, drive the price up higher. The fate of her entire family hangs in the balance.

by Len Vlahos - Music, Performing Arts, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+, Youth Fiction

In SCAR GIRL, Cheyenne, Harry and Richie tell their own stories as they discover the ups and downs of being rock musicians --- including meltdowns on stage, too much drinking, keeping secrets that should be shared and having fights that test the limits of their friendship. The band's reputation grows and grows, but will the kids themselves survive?

by Len Vlahos - Young Adult 15+

A severely burned teenager. A guitar. Punk rock. The chords of a rock 'n' roll road trip in a coming-of-age novel that is a must-read story about finding your place in the world...even if you carry scars inside and out. 

by Len Vlahos - Friendship, Young Adult 14+, Youth Fiction
To describe himself in his college application essay Harry Jones goes way beyond the word limit. The first defining moment: neighborhood goons tied him to a tree during a lightning storm and the tree was struck, badly burning Harry. The second defining moment: the charismatic Johnny suggested that they start a band. Harry found something that compelled people to look beyond his physical appearance.