Watt Key is an award-winning southern fiction author who writes under the pen name Albert Watkins Key, Jr. He grew up in southern Alabama and now resides there with his wife and family. Watt spent most of his time hunting and fishing in Alabama's forests, which served as the inspiration for his first novel, Alabama Moon, which was released to critical acclaim in 2006. Alabama Moon took home the E.B. White Award in 2007. The book won the White Read-Aloud Award, was named one of Time Magazine's 100 Best Young Adult Novels of All Time, and has been translated into seven languages.