William Ritter is an author and educator from Oregon. He is the proud father of the Wild Wood's two bravest lads, as well as the indomitable Queen of the Deep Dark. The Oddmire is Ritter's first middle-grade series. He's also the author of the award-winning Jackaby series for young adults, which has been a New York Times best-seller. He can be found online at rwillritter.wordpress.com and on Twitter at @Willothewords.