Greg Leitich Smith is the award-winning author of Ninjas, Piranhas, and Galileo, which received a Parents’ Choice Gold Medal, as well as Tofu and T. rex (both Little, Brown), Chronal Engine (Clarion), and the forthcoming Little Green Men at the Mercury Inn (Roaring Brook). In addition, he is the coauthor of Santa Knows (Dutton). His children’s writing also has been published in Korea and Japan. Greg has taught children’s and YA writing for several years at various workshops around the country, notably including WriteFest, which generated multiple published novels, including two major ALA award winners. Greg can be found on the Web at http://gregleitichsmith.com/. Greg is a native Chicagoan and a naturalized Texan.