Frank Portman in conversation with Krista Marino

“Basically, if you are a human being with even a vague grasp of the English language, King Dork will rock your world.”—John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars, on Frank Portman. 

The man, the myth, the legend: Frank Portman is coming to McNally Jackson.

In anticipation of the release of King Dork, Approximately (on sale December 2014 from Delacorte Books), join Frank and his editor, Krista Marino, for a walk down King Dork memory lane. 

Frank Portman (aka Dr. Frank) is the author of King DorkKing Dork Approximately, and Andromeda Klein. He is the singer/songwriter/guitarist of the influential East Bay punk band the Mr. T. Experience (MTX). MTX has released about a dozen albums since forming in the mid-1980s. Frank lives in Oakland, California. Visit him online at, look for him on Facebook, and follow @frankportman on Twitter.

Krista Marino is an executive editor at Delacorte Press (Random House Children's Books) where she acquires and edits young adult and middle grade fiction. Some of the books on her list include the Maze Runner series by James Dashner, the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series by Michael Scott, and the Forest of Hands and Teeth books by Carrie Ryan.