Don Calame

Where Are They Now: Don Calame

Don Calame was featured on Creative Spaces five years ago when his YA novel Beat the Band was published. CLICK HERE to read his original interview. Let’s check out what Don has been up to since then!   What have you been working on since Beat the Band? Since Beat the Band came out I’ve written two more YA novels: Call the Shots and Dan Versus Nature. Call the Shots was the third installment of the Swim the Fly series, this one featuring Sean’s point of view. Now each boy – Matt, Cooper, and Sean – all have their own books and that series is complete.… Read the rest

A Peek at the Creative Space of Don Calame

Joining us today is Don Calame, the author of the YA novels Swim the Fly and Beat the Band. Don Calame’s writing has been praised as laugh-out-loud funny and “the sort of book that could tweak many boys to the fun of reading.” (Quill & Quire) Swim the Fly is the story of three 15-year-old boys determined to achieve their summertime goal of seeing an actual naked girl. Publisher’s Weekly gave it a starred review saying, “The boys’ pursuits make for a hilarious, if raunchy, what-I-did-last-summer narrative, supported by a cast of memorable adults. . . . This one will spread like athlete’s foot in a locker room.”… Read the rest