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F. Bowman Hastie


F. Bowman Hastie

F. Bowman Hastie III is at least as old as Karl Ristoff. He has ghostwritten bestsellers for such young adult luminaries as Francine Pascal—a 350-million-seller worldwide for the iconic Sweet Valley series—and #1 New York Times bestseller and Newbery winner Katherine Applegate. The first book to carry his own name was Portrait of the Dog as a Young Artist, the biography of his Jack Russell terrier, the late Tillamook Cheddar aka Tillie. Mr. Hastie lives in Brooklyn with Tillie’s son, Doc Chinook Strongheart Cheddar.

F. Bowman Hastie

Books by F. Bowman Hastie

by Brianna Baker and F. Bowman Hastie - African American Interest, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Seventeen-year-old honors student Coretta White’s Tumblr, Little White Lies --- her witty thoughts on pretty much...everything --- has gone viral. She’s got hundreds of thousands of followers; she’s even been offered a TV deal. But Coretta has a secret. She hasn’t been writing all her own posts. Stressed from the demands of the sudden attention, she hired an expert ghostwriter, forty-one-year-old Karl Ristoff, to keep the Tumblr going. Now consumed with guilt, she confesses. 

by Brianna Baker and F. Bowman Hastie - African American Interest, Fiction, Friendship, Humor, Racism, Social Issues
Auto mechanic Sawyer did not expect her estranged grandmother to show up at her apartment and offer her a six-figure contract to participate in debutante season. When she realizes that immersing herself in her grandmother's "society" might mean discovering the answer to the biggest mystery of her life --- her father's identity --- she braces herself for a year of makeovers, big dresses, bigger egos, and a whole lot of bless your heart. The one thing she doesn't expect to find is friendship but as she's drawn into a group of debutantes with scandalous, dangerous secrets of their own, Sawyer quickly discovers that her family isn't the only mainstay of high society with skeletons in their closet.