Michael Buckley was born in Akron, Ohio. He tried his hand as a stand-up comic and lead singer for a punk rock back before attending Ohio University.
After graduating with honors he moved to New York City to be an intern on the Late Show with David Letterman which led to stints developing programming for Discovery Networks, MTV, MTV Animation and Klasky Csupo (producers of Nickelodeon’s Rugrats).
He has since turned his creativity towards The Sisters Grimm – a popular middle-grade fairy tale adventure series with a unique mystery twist. Buckley lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, Alison, and their son, Finn.
What is your advice to parents for passing the joys of reading on to their children?
Don’t give up and don’t judge what they read. There’s no such thing as a reluctant reader – just a kid surrounded by adults who won’t give him or her something fun. Don’t turn your nose up at Captain Underpants because you think Lord of the Flies is more appropriate. Never underestimate the power of silliness – it can turn your kid into a reader.