John Gunderson’s 2007 novel to be featured at 2015 California Library Association Conference

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‘School Bus 113’ embarks on new marketing venture including trip to annual book show

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His book will be featured at this year’s California Library Association Conference.

When John Gunderson came out of retirement to drive a school bus for several years, he fondly recalled his own pleasant memories riding the bus as a child. This made it even more shocking when, upon starting his job as a bus driver, he was not met with pleasant behavior, but rude passengers with little to no respect for others.

Gunderson draws from his experience as a bus driver to bring readers his debut novel, “School Bus 113” (published by iUniverse), which follows the life of a bus driver as he attempts to instill positive values in the children of school bus 113. His book will be featured at this year’s California Library Association Conference.

Mr. T, the driver of bus 113, sees and hears everything: taunts, threats, fights and sometimes humor. The students that make up bus 113 are anything but well-behaved. With almost no support from the school or parents, Mr. T is at a loss as to how he can help the students learn about respect and other values.

“School Bus 113” follows the various students on the bus and Mr. T, as he struggles to find the self confidence he has always lacked. With the help of Noah Lamb, the son of a pastor and a student on the bus, Mr. T will discover how to overcome his fears and help the children, even if it costs him everything.

“School Bus 113”
By John Gunderson
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 218 pages | ISBN 9780595416882
E-Book | 218 pages | ISBN 9780595860326
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
John Gunderson had his first poem published in the 7th grade. He went on to have numerous short stories and poems published throughout high school and college. One of his works, “The Big Trial,” won a literary contest. He then wrote sports articles for a newspaper in the D.C. area. After a short stint in the Army infantry, he picked up a writing job for the National Park Service. He then wrote for The Mother Earth News magazine in Hendersonville, North Carolina, as their senior copywriter. That was followed by a senior copywriter and creative director position with “Fitness Quest,” writing advertisements for television. He later won a national award for a direct mail piece during his tenure there. Following this, he was a senior copywriter in Dallas, Texas, for the nation’s second largest direct response ad agency. He invites readers to visit

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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