New York Times
bestselling author Michael Spradlin
is a master of adventure stories, with fan-favorites that include
the Killer Species
series and the Youngest Templar
trilogy. His upcoming middle-grade novel, INTO THE KILLING SEAS
, is about two boys who stow away on the U.S.S. Indianapolis
during World War II, and will be in stores July 2015. Though his talent is clearly far from ordinary, Michael maintains that he had a mostly normal childhood, full of G.I. Joes and Matchbox cars. Still, his mother's love of books made an impact early on --- with a little help from Santa.