Award winning children’s book author and illustrator Matt Faulkner has over 30 books to his credit. He enjoys working on projects both historical and fantastical in nature (and he concentrates very hard not to get them confused). His graphic novel GAIJIN: AMERICAN PRISONER OF WAR, (Little Brown Publ.g), won the Asian/PacificALA award for 2015. His most recent graphic novel, MY NEST OF SILENCE (Simon&Schuster), is on shelves now. Matt has taught a variety of subjects at undergraduate and graduate level illustration programs. From basic drawing to world building concept design courses at the College of Creative Studies in Detroit and the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He is married to author and children’s librarian, Kris Remenar. They’ve worked together to create the delightful picture book GROUNDHOG’S DILEMMA (Charlesbridge). They live in the lower right hand corner of Michigan.