grew up in the town of Atlantic Beach, Florida and is a proud product of the Duval County Public School system. Before turning to middle grade fiction, he wrote scripts for the likes of Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, and PBS. His novel Dead City was on the SSYRA middle school list for 2014-2015 and his novel Framed! was nominated for an Edgar award and is currently on both the elementary and middle school SSYRA lists. He is the father of two and lives in Maitland with his wife Denise, a high school history teacher.