Randy Ribay was born in the Philippines and raised in Michigan and Colorado. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he specialized in language and literacy. He is the English Department Chair at an all-boys high school in Philadelphia, a reviewer for The Horn Book, and a nerd-of-all-trades. Randy lives in Camden, New Jersey with his wife and two dog-children. Visit his website at www.randyribay.com and find him on Twitter @randyribay.