Matt Doeden is a Minnesota-based freelance novelist and editor. He has authored a number of children's books about sports, music, current affairs, the military, extreme survival, and a variety of other topics. Junior Library Guild selections include Sandy Koufax (Twenty-First Century Books, 2006) and Tom Brady: Unexpected Champion (Twenty-First Century Books, 2011). Before moving into publishing, Doeden worked as a sportswriter. With his wife and two children, he lives in Minnesota.