Pleasant DeSpain

Pleasant DeSpain

Pleasant DeSpain has an unusual but true name and an unusual but true profession. He travels the world collecting, writing and retelling traditional tales. Born in Colorado in 1943, he wrote his first original story at age eight. It was published as The Mystery Artist in 1996. Pleasant taught speech-literature-drama for six years in three universities, and wrote-produced-hosted an award-winning TV show called Pleasant Journeys on KING TV, Seattle. Now, the author of 18 award-winning, multicultural story collections and picture books, published by August House Publishers, has a home in Troy, NY. A man of age, Pleasant continues to travel the world having amazing adventures!

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