Michael Buckley (author)

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Michael Buckley
American author Michael Buckley.jpg
Buckley in 2007
Born Michael Buckley
(1969-08-16) August 16, 1969 (age 46)
Akron, Ohio
Occupation Author
Nationality American
Alma mater Ohio University,
University of Akron
Period 2004–present
Genre Children's literature
Notable works N.E.R.D.S.,
The Sisters Grimm
Spouse Alison Fargis (m. 2005)
Children Finn Buckley

Michael William Buckley[1] (born August 16, 1969) is a best selling children’s book author who is currently writing The Sisters Grimm and the N.E.R.D.S. book series.

Early life[edit]

Born in Akron, Ohio,Michael Buckley attended Ohio University where he graduated with honors.[2]


Sometime after college Buckley moved to New York City to start an internship with the Late Show with David Letterman, then moved into a television production job where he worked on documentaries.[3] His books are published by Harry N. Abrams.

Recently, Buckley and his writing partner, Joe Deasy, created a new animated series for Cartoon Network called Robotomy. Buckley and Deasy executive produced as well as wrote the first season that starred Patton Oswalt and Dana Snyder (Master Shake from Aqua Teen Hunger Force). The series aired in CN's prime time block.

He is currently writing the screenplay for a N.E.R.D.S. animated feature developed by Elton John's Rocket Pictures.[4]

Michael Buckley is married to Alison Fargis, a literary agent and co-owner of Stonesong Press, and they have a son, Finn.[2]


The Sisters Grimm[edit]

Main article: The Sisters Grimm
  1. The Fairy-Tale Detectives (2005)
  2. The Unusual Suspects (2005)
  3. The Problem Child (2006)
  4. Once Upon a Crime (2007)
  5. Magic and Other Misdemeanors (2007)
  6. Tales from the Hood (2008)
  7. The Everafter War (2009)
  8. The Inside Story (2010)
  9. The Council of Mirrors (2012)
    • The Sisters Grimm: A Very Grimm Guide (2012)


Main article: N.E.R.D.S.
  1. NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society (2009)
  2. M is for Mama's Boy (2010)
  3. The Cheerleaders of Doom (2011)
  4. The Villain Virus (2012)
  5. Attack of the BULLIES (2013)


  • Kel Gilligan's Daredevil Stunt Show (2012)[5]
  • Undertow (2015)[6]


  1. ^ "Ohio Birth Index, 1908-2011". Ohio Department of Health. September 10, 1969. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "WEDDINGS/CELEBRATIONS; Alison Fargis, Michael Buckley". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. 2005-09-18. Retrieved 2009-06-05. 
  3. ^ "Reading by Author Michael Buckley Part of Harry Potter Weekend Events". Putnam County News and Recorder. 2007-07-10. Retrieved 2009-06-05. 
  4. ^ Fleming, Mike (January 20, 2012). "Elton John’s Rocket Pictures Turning Kidbook ‘Nerds’ Into Animated Feature". Deadline. Retrieved January 21, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Kel Gilligan's Daredevil Stunt Show". Abrams Books. Retrieved August 17, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Rights Report: Week of July 29, 2013". Publishers Weekly. August 1, 2013. Retrieved January 10, 2014. The series launches with Undertow in spring 2015, with books two and three to follow in spring 2016 and spring 2017. 

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