T. Michael Martin

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T. Michael Martin
Born May 1984
Nationality American
Education University of North Carolina School of the Arts School of Filmmaking
Genre young adult fiction, thriller
Website
tmichaelmartin.com

T. Michael Martin (born May, 1984) is an American author of Young Adult fiction. His debut novel, a YA thriller called The End Games, was released in May 2013. The End Games received critical praise from, among others, Voice of Youth Advocates magazine, who called it "a tale of terror worthy of the early, great Stephen King."[1] It was also chosen by John Green as the best YA novel of Summer 2013,[2] was named Booklist’s Top Youth Horror Novel of 2013,[3] and earned Martin the top spot on Booklist’s "Insanely Talented First Novelists" list.[4]

Martin is also a YouTube vlogger[5] and the co-host of "How to Adult," a YouTube educational channel produced by Vlogbrothers Hank and John Green.

Biography[edit]

Martin is an American author best known for his debut novel, the YA thriller The End Games (Balzer + Bray, imprint of HarperCollins, 2013). Raised in Bridgeport, West Virginia, Martin graduated in 2007 from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts School of Filmmaking, with the highest GPA in the school's history.[6] He was inspired to write The End Games by his brother, Patrick, and their mutual love of zombie films.[7][8][9]

Martin and his wife reside in Indianapolis, IN.[10]

Works[edit]

The End Games (Balzer + Bray, imprint of HarperCollins, May 2013)
Mr. Fahrenheit (Balzer + Bray, imprint of HarperCollins, Winter 2015)[11]

Reception[edit]

In a starred review Booklist writes that The End Games is "a glimmer of postapocalyptic hope" and "the best of the undead bunch," praising its "relentless action, intelligence, and emotion.".[12] VOYA, in a glowing review, calls it "a dynamo of a debut novel," "a tale of terror worthy of the early, great Stephen King."[13] Booklist also named it Top Youth Horror Novel of 2013[14] and Martin its #1 "Insanely Talented First Novelists of 2013."[15] John Green chose The End Games as the best YA novel of Summer 2013[16] and calls it "the zombie book I wish I could've written."[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clark, Cheryl (June 2013). "The End Games". Voice of Youth Advocates 36 (2): 81. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Wilson, Seira (19 June 2013). "YA Wednesday: Summer Picks from John Green, Cassie Clare & Markus Zusak". Omnivoracious. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Engberg, Gillian (1 August 2013). "Top 10 Horror Fiction for Youth: 2013". Booklist 109 (22): 90. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Kelley, Ann (16 May 2013). "On My Radar: Insanely Talented First Novelists". Booklist Online. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "T. Michael Martin YouTube Channel". Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  6. ^ Schick, Michal (8 May 2013). "Hypable Author Interview: T. Michael Martin". 
  7. ^ "T. Michael Martin". Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Introducing T. Michael Martin". 13 December 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  9. ^ Perine, Julie (25 December 2011). "Bridgeport Author Sells 'End Games' Novel". Clarksburg Exponent. 
  10. ^ "T. Michael Martin". Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  11. ^ Schick, Michal (29 May 2014). "Hypable Author Interview: T. Michael Martin". 
  12. ^ Kraus, Daniel (1 April 2013). "The End Games". Booklist 109 (15): 45. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  13. ^ Clark, Cheryl (June 2013). "The End Games". Voice of Youth Advocates 36 (2): 81. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  14. ^ Engberg, Gillian (1 August 2013). "Top 10 Horror Fiction for Youth: 2013". Booklist 109 (22): 90. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  15. ^ Kelley, Ann (16 May 2013). "On My Radar: Insanely Talented First Novelists". Booklist Online. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  16. ^ Wilson, Seira (19 June 2013). "YA Wednesday: Summer Picks from John Green, Cassie Clare & Markus Zusak". Omnivoracious. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  17. ^ "T. Michael Martin". John Green's tumblr. 8 May 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 

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