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Michael Grant - Author

About the Author

Michael Grant has always been fast paced. He’s lived in almost 50 different homes in 14 US states, and moved in with his wife, Katherine Applegate, after knowing her for less than 24 hours. His long list of previous occupations includes cartoonist, waiter, law librarian, bowling alley mechanic, restaurant reviewer, documentary film producer and political media consultant.

Michael and Katherine have co-authored more than 150 books, including the massive hit series Animorphs, which has sold more than 35 million copies. Working solo, Michael is the author of the internationally bestselling series GONE and the groundbreaking transmedia trilogy BZRK.

Michael, Katherine and their two children live in the San Francisco Bay Area, not far from Silicon Valley.

Q&A with Michael..

Where and when were you born?

Los Angeles California.  There was a manger involved.

Where do you live and who with?

I live in Irvine, California, which is in “The OC” as we would say.  I live with my wife, K.A. Applegate, and our two kids Jake, 11 (feet tall) and Julia, 9 (inches tall.)  We have three pets:  Goofy, a very large, very stupid, very sweet, poop-eating yellow Labrador; Pugs a nasty, hostile, ugly, yapping pug who I have not yet managed to kill; and Lightning, my daughter’s cat.

How did you first start writing?

My wife and I started writing together in 1989.  At the time we were cleaning homes and offices for a living.  Since then we’ve written over 150 books, sometimes together, sometimes separately, often under pseudonyms.

What inspires you? 

Fear of having to get a real job.  Oh, you mean artistically?  I don’t know.  I seem to be a compulsive writer.  I like the rush of taking on something difficult, having no clear idea what I’m doing, and somehow pulling it off.  

Have you won any awards for your work?

Fine, rub my nose in that.  Great.  Actually, the only award I have is a Pollie Award for political ads I produced for the Democrats a few years back.

How would you describe yourself in three words?

Amused.  Impatient. Political.

What do you do to relax?

Watch TV.  Go to restaurants.  I don’t find reading fiction relaxing, exactly, it’s too much like work.  I tend to read history for relaxation. 

Featured books by Michael Grant

Other books by Michael Grant

An Artful Assassin in Amsterdam

An Artful Assassin in Amsterdam

Author: Michael Grant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2020

Contraction: Baseball's Failed Attempt at Eliminating Two Teams

Contraction: Baseball's Failed Attempt at Eliminating Two Teams

Author: Michael Grant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2020

Hero

Hero

Author: Michael Grant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

The explosive follow-up to MONSTER and VILLAIN by bestselling author Michael Grant. . . Vector may just be the deadliest enemy Dekka and the group will ever face. He is a swarm of disease-bearing insects. His victims are hit with a wide range of supercharged diseases, and are then unable to die, but go on and on in a living hell. With Sam, Astrid and Edilio back to help the them, they form a team known as the Rockborn Gang. The also have a new member: Simone. A blue skinned punk who can fly. But Vector is only just the beginning, and the Rockborn Gang are forced to question if everything they've gone through until now is even real. Perfect for fans of the GONE series, The Darkest Minds and X-Men

Hero

Hero

Author: Michael Grant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

The explosive follow-up to MONSTER and VILLAIN by bestselling author Michael Grant... Vector may just be the deadliest enemy Dekka and the group will ever face. He is a swarm of disease-bearing insects. His victims are hit with a wide range of supercharged diseases, and are then unable to die, but go on and on in a living hell. With Sam, Astrid and Edilio back to help the them, they form a team known as the Rockborn Gang. The also have a new member: Simone. A blue skinned punk who can fly. But Vector is only just the beginning, and the Rockborn Gang are forced to question if everything they've gone through until now is even real. Perfect for fans of the GONE series, The Darkest Minds and X-Men

A Sudden Death in Cyprus

A Sudden Death in Cyprus

Author: Michael Grant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

'Full of colourful characters, with a charming raconteur at its center' Kirkus Reviews 'Action-packed . . . Readers will eagerly await David's next adventure' Publishers Weekly 'A driving, torrential narrative' STEPHEN KING on Michael Grant's series, Gone CAN ONE GOOD DEED REDEEM A CRIMINAL? David Mitre has a very unusual set of skills, skills he has acquired over a long criminal career. Skills that make him an irritant for people like the FBI. Hiding among the ex-pat community of the Greek islands, his cover is blown when he is witness to a stabbing on a Cyprus beach. The FBI want answers and David is given an ultimatum; solve the murder or face imprisonment for his own crimes. Coerced into playing detective, David unwittingly uncovers a criminal enterprise far worse than anything he could have imagined.

An Artful Assassin in Amsterdam

An Artful Assassin in Amsterdam

Author: Michael Grant Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/08/2019

A Sudden Death in Cyprus

A Sudden Death in Cyprus

Author: Michael Grant Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/05/2019

A Sudden Death in Cyprus

A Sudden Death in Cyprus

Author: Michael Grant Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2018

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