Len Vlahos

Len Vlahos has held leadership positions with the American Booksellers Association and Book Industry Study Group (BISG) and co-owns The Tattered Cover bookstore in Denver, CO. His novel The Scar Boys was a finalist for the William C. Morris YA Debut Award.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

Runaway Robot by Lester Del Rey

What’s your favorite line from a book?

“I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.” – Bilbo Baggins in The Fellowship of the Ring.

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Way too hard a question to answer…it changes every day.

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

I love to tell stories, and I love to create. I’ve been writing prose, music and lyrics, screenplays, you name it since I was a kid.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Perserverance pays off. I’m living proof.