Andrew Clements is a children's novelist who has written several novels. He worked as a teacher sharing his passion of reading with elementary, middle, and high school children after earning a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Northwestern University and a Master of Arts in Elementary Teaching from National Louis University. He began his literary career by creating songs. He's worked for a number of publishing houses, where he's published, acquired, edited, marketed, and developed high-quality children's books. Frindle, his first novel, was a multi-award winner, receiving sixteen state book awards as well as the Christopher Award.