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Hyde Park, NY
This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This author's work has been published in our print magazine.

About Violasaur:

Captain of the jollycakes, and he sails a fine ship.

Articles and Art by Violasaur:

The Mandolin
Photographs section, Teen Ink
The Mandolin Man
Photographs section, Teen Ink
The Wedding
Hot Topics section, Teen Ink
For the Love of Everything
Poetry section, Teen Ink
Poetry section, Teen Ink
Love Song from the Open Sea
Poetry section, Teen Ink
East City
Fiction section, Teen Ink
American Station
Fiction section, Teen Ink
Poetry section, Teen Ink
In the House of Tom Bombadil
Poetry section, Teen Ink

Violasaur's Favorite Personal Quote:

"The warrior is not gauged by the force of his sword, but his ability to lay it down in peace."

Favorite books: A Winter's Tale, Iliad, A Mid-Summer Night's Dream, My Side of the Mountain, The Court Jesters 
Favorite authors: William Shakespeare, Elie Weisel, Mark Helpin, Aldeus Huxley, Homer 
Favorite music albums: Why Should the Fire Die? (Nickel Creek), Load (Metallica), Mantis (Umphrey's McGee), 21st Century Breakdown (Green Day), Hypnotize (System of a Down) 
Favorite music artists: Nickel Creek, Green Day, Metallica, System of a Down, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones 
Favorite movies: The Sting (George Roy Hill), The Guns of Navarone (J. Lee Thompson), The Bridge on the River Kwai (David Lean), Battleground! (William Wellman), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (David Fincher) 
Favorite movie stars: Gregory Peck, Paul Newman, Charles Durning, Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Quinn 
Favorite TV shows: The Colbert Report, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Masterpiece Theatre, Family Guy, The David Letterman Show 
Favorite actors: Jon Stewart, Tom Selec, Ice-T, Anderson Cooper, Lewis Black 
Favorite gadgets: Nikon D60, iPad, Sansa SanDisk, Intensity II, Inspiron 1521 
Favorite hobbies: Kayaking (Ocean, whitewater, recreational), Mandolin, Viola, Violin, Guitar, Banjo, Ukulele, Bouzouki, Bass, Road biking, Writing, Photography 
Favorite heroes: Paul Simon, Achelius, John Lennon, Winston Churchill, Kurt Voggenut 

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