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Michael Grant


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Michael Grant was born in California. From there he's lived pretty much everywhere in the US, plus three years in France and most of a year in Italy and the Azores. He spent most of his life being a lazy screw-up before finally deciding to be a writer. Because his wife, (K.A. Applegate) told him he had to grow up and get a career. Since then, Michael and his wife have written roughly 150 books. He started late, but then he worked extra hard to catch up. Eventually he started writing and then he and his wife had a big hit series with 'Animorphs' and then he took some time off, and then he got back to writing and wrote the 'Gone' series. And 'The Magnificent 12' series. He says he wrote 'Gone' to creep you out. And 'The Magnificent 12' to make you laugh. Some screaming and some laughing. He wants kids laughing and screaming. He's probably kind of messed up, when you think about it.

Author's Comment: I usually write outside when I can. Often in my back yard. In fact that's where I am as I write this. I drink a bunch of coffee. I put on my stupid hat. I'm usually in t-shirt and pajama bottoms. Then I waste time on the internet until I start getting tense because I know I'm wasting time and I should get to work. Then I put on my headphones and play music. I type away with two fingers. I usually have no idea in advance what I'm going to write. I don't plan, I figure it out as I go along. Eventually I get tired, then I stop. Then I go to Costco and buy paper towels and blueberries.Yep. It's a glamorous life.

Nationality: American

Website: www.themichaelgrant.com
Series by this author:

Magnificent 12 (Ages 9+)
Soldier Girl (Ages 12+)
BZRK (Ages 14+)
Gone (Ages 14+)