PAUL BRIGGS learned to read and write when he was two, the same time he was learning to talk. He spent the next twenty years learning that nobody talks the same way they write, or vice versa.

He lives in Maryland, has a master’s degree in journalism and is the author of two middle-grade science fiction novels, LOCKSMITH'S CLOSET and LOCKSMITH'S JOURNEYS, and is working on LOCKSMITH'S WAR. He has also written several short plays, two of which (THE WORST SUPER POWER EVER and THE PICTURE OF HEALTH) have won awards.