Stephen Gilpin

WENDELIN VAN DRAANEN worked as a teacher for many years before deciding to pursue writing full-time. Reading, running, writing, and rock 'n roll are some of her favorite activities. Check out the Sammy Keyes mysteries and Swear to Howdy for middle schoolers. Flipped, The Running Dream, Confessions of a Serial Kisser, and Runaway are recommended for tweens and teens.Stephen Gilpin developed a passion for painting bizarre things at a young age and hasn't looked back since. He received honors from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where he studied painting and cartooning. He and his wife, as well as their four children, currently reside in Kansas.