Art Coulson Trivia & Ephemera
Rome. Italy, not New York or Georgia
Blue, though Art is blue/green colorblind. So it might actually be green
Paperboy for The Virginian-Pilot/Ledger-Star in Norfolk, Va.
Fry cook at Duff’s Smorgasbord
Number of states visited
States he still wants to visit
Oregon and Alaska
Brokedown Palace by the Grateful Dead
What? Even more music?
American Gods by Neil Gaiman, and Lexicon by Max Barry (tie)
Trilogy of Terror (1975)
Musical instruments played
Trumpet, guitar, harmonica, piano (one song, really badly)
English (fluently) and conversational French, Spanish, Italian, Ojibwe and Cherokee
Mac or PC?
Mac all the way since 1984
All About Art
A Navy brat, Art was born in Honolulu, where he lived for his first 7 months. Art and his family moved often, sometimes more than once a year. Art attended 14 different schools on three continents before he graduated high school.
Art’s first children’s book, The Creator’s Game, a story about a young lacrosse player, was published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press in 2013. His most recent book, Unstoppable, a story about the great American Indian athlete Jim Thorpe, was published by Capstone in August 2018.
Before writing children’s books, Art was a writer and editor at magazines and newspapers all over the United States. After his journalism career, Art served as the first executive director of the Wilma Mankiller Foundation in the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.
Now, Art lives in Minneapolis with his family, but still plays traditional Cherokee stickball, an original version of lacrosse, when he is visiting friends and relatives in the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma several times a year.