Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Michael Grant

What can I tell you about Michael Grant? He's written 150 books. 150. He’s the co-creator and co-author of the Animorphs and the Everworld book series with his wife, Katherine Applegate , and also the creator and author of the very wonderful Gone series, a world where there are no adults, where the kids are in charge and it’s terrifying. Think X-Men without the wise council of Professor Xavier (and quite a few more villains). And yes, I'm a fan. You can see my review of GONE here. He was raised in a military family, moved around a lot, and just kept moving. He currently working on a new series called The MAGNIFICENT 12 and Michael Grant is not his real name.

Here's Michael talking about Lies:

Ane here he is reading a chapter from Lies:

Did you know that girls write to Michael saying they had crushed on Drake? Really?

Michael was a delight - if you have a chance to hear him talk, GO. (Did I mention how much I liked this series?)


The Book Bug said...

Wow, some of my favourite things in this post: Gone and X-men references.

The Gaiaphage - Gone Fan said...

Awesome article!

Thanks for putting these vids up also :)

You're so lucky you got to meet him, the GONE series is just totally awesome :D