Bill VanPatten is an international scholar of second language acquisition and an award-winning teacher and writer. He is widely known among teachers for his many books (e.g., Making Communicative Language Teaching Happen, From Input to Output, While We're on the Topic....) and for his many contributions to language teaching materials (e.g., Destinos, ¿Sabías que...?, Sol y vento, Liaisons, Encore). Bill founded Input and More as a company to provide engaging and provocative fiction to intermediate students (university second-year, secondary fourth-year). He wanted students to read engaging works of fiction but native-speaker fiction was typically too high-level and challenging. To ease students into the reading of literary texts and to provide more input and content for language acquisition, Bill decided he would turn his talents in fiction-writing in English to his other language, Spanish. "Ángel" was the first story he wrote and piloted. The response from students and teachers was so positive Bill decided to keep on writing. Click here to view his personal website.
We’d like to introduce you to Adam Gammons. Although Adam does not work directly for Input and More, he is the designer of our company logo and the designer of all of our covers. We worship the artistic ground he walks on. For more information on Adam, click here for his website.
David Wiseman (PhD, Hispanic Literature, Vanderbilt University) teaches language, literature, and culture at Brigham Young University. He is not an employee of Input and More, but does consulting work as the company's webmaster and serves as the media producer for Talkin' L2 with BVP. David is also the owner and developer of Tapas, an exciting multimedia resource site for teachers of Spanish language and Hispanic literature and culture. Click here to learn more.