David Michael Slater is a veteran teacher who was named the City of Beaverton, Oregon’s Educator of the Year in 2012. He is also an acclaimed author of over 20 works of fiction for children, teens, and adults. His work for children includes the picture books Hannukah Harvie vs. Santa Claus, The Bored Book, and The Boy & the Book; the early chapter book series, Mysterious Monsters; and the teen series, Forbidden Books. David’s work for adults includes the comic-drama, Fun & Games, which the New York Journal of Books called “hilarious,” and the non-fiction title, We’re Doing It Wrong, 25 Ideas in Education That Just Don’t Work‚ And How to Fix Them. David teaches in Reno, Nevada, where he lives with his wife and son.