My Name Is... Curt Fulster

Children’s book author, former youth hockey coach

Posted 5/21/18

Books kids won’t hate I started writing children’s books about three years ago, and soon I’ll be publishing my seventh book. I used to coach youth hockey, and one of the player’s parents told …

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My Name Is... Curt Fulster

Children’s book author, former youth hockey coach

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Books kids won’t hate

I started writing children’s books about three years ago, and soon I’ll be publishing my seventh book. I used to coach youth hockey, and one of the player’s parents told me how his son hated reading, so I figured I’d take a shot at writing something kids wouldn’t hate.

I try to make sure all my books have a good moral. One is about a snake who gets bullied by turtles, because they think all snakes are bad. He keeps trying to fit in with them, but at the end he learns to just be himself.

Another is about a balloon who plays a game with a sunflower and a hot air balloon to see who can jump the highest. He wants to jump to the moon and keeps trying goofier ways. They’re fun.

For a good cause

I visit Ronald McDonald Houses with a friend of mine who’s also an author. We read to any kids who are there. We each bring a handful of books to give out to kids. I’m also doing Donation Books, where I write and illustrate a book and donate the profits to charity. I chose a charity that supports music education for kids.

I’m doing another one with profits going to Colorado Veterans Project, to support vets who are down on their luck.

Last year I held a Donation Month, where any profits I got went to dogs for kids with disabilities, and to help find a cure for childhood cancer.

Nuts and bolts

I have a job working for a company that sells nuts and bolts. I’d love to pay my bills with writing. Right now writing is a nights and weekends pursuit.

It’s weird saying I’m an author because I’m not living off it, but I hope I can do it full time someday. All my books are on Amazon currently.

Nom de plume

My pen name came about by following Dr. Seuss’ naming convention of tweaking your name a bit so it’s more memorable. Also, I always thought the best authors were those with initials. There are a lot of people in hockey whose names end in Y, so I combined both of those tropes and came up with my pen name: C. Fulsty.

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