About the Author
Wendelin Van Draanen's Sammy Keyes mysteries have been embraced by critics and readers alike, and "Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief" received the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Children's Mystery.
Van Draanen is also the author of the Shredderman Quartet, the Gecko & Sticky series, and the stand-alone novels "Flipped, Confessions of a Serial Kisser, Swear to Howdy, " and "Runaway." You can read more about her work at www.wendelinvandraanen.com.
Ms. Van Draanen lives with her husband and two sons in California. Her hobbies include the "three R's" reading, running, and rock 'n' roll. "From the Hardcover edition."