Steve Alten is a best-selling author of young adult novels who began a non-profit organization to help students get excited about reading. According to his website (www.stevealten.com), teachers are offered free posters, curriculum materials, and even the possibility of direct classroom contact with the author. Many of Alten’s books are science fiction and his most popular is Meg.
Alten attended the University of Delaware for a sports medicine degree before becoming an author, adding a contemporary flavor to our Delaware trail. (You can take a self-guided campus tour on Sundays.) Enrollment at the University of Delaware is more than 24,000 students.
The University of Delaware is the first stop on our Delaware Author Adventures Trail.