Marc Tyler Nobleman

About Marc Tyler Nobleman

Marc Tyler Nobleman writes the blog Noblemania and is the author of Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman (Knopf), illustrated by Ross MacDonald. His latest book, Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman (Charlesbridge), illustrated by Ty Templeton, is the first book on Batman’s uncredited co-creator.

Danger! Dialogue Ahead

Boys of Steel by Marc Tyler Nobleman

When writing nonfiction, including dialogue can be a dangerous proposition. Several years ago, I asked an author about the snappy dialogue in his nonfiction picture book about a poet. He said the words were a combination of excerpts from the poet’s autobiography and some things the author “rather assumed.” The book, he continued, got “whacked […]