Michael P. Spradlin is the author of more than a dozen books for children, some of which have actually been published. He grew up in a small town in Michigan not far from the Indiana border, which may explain his irrational fear of Hoosiers. (Both the inhabitants of the state of Indiana and the movie starring Gene Hackman).
Surrounded by books in his formative years, he grew up loving to read, imagining himself the hero of numerous epic battles and indulging in his favorite pastime, which was smuggling fireworks across the Ohio border so that he could blow up his collection of Plastic Green Army Men and Matchbox Cars.
As a New York Times bestselling author, his books include the international bestselling Youngest Templar trilogy, The Killer Species series and his latest novel, INTO THE KILLING SEAS, was a Junior Library Guild selection. He has also written several picture books for children including OFF LIKE THE WIND!: The First Ride of the Pony Express, winner of the Wrangler Award by the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. He lives in Michigan.