Michael Grant (author, born 1954)

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Michael Grant
Born (1954-07-26) July 26, 1954 (age 65)
Los Angeles
GenreYoung adult, Supernatural, Science Fiction, Horror
SpouseK. A. Applegate

Michael Grant (born July 26, 1954) is an American author of young adult fiction. He has written over 160 books, though most are as a co-author with his wife.[1][unreliable source] Together they have written the Animorphs and the Everworld series,[2] as well as the Making Out series.[3] Grant is the sole author of the Gone series, the BZRK series, the Messenger of Fear series, and the Front Lines trilogy.

Grant was raised in a military family, attending ten schools in five states as well as three schools in France. He became a writer in part because "it was one of the few jobs that wouldn't tie him down to a specific location. He has lived in almost 50 homes in 14 states."[4] According to the back flap of one of his books: "He lives in California with his wife, Katherine Applegate, and their two children, and far too many pets."[4] He currently lives in Tiburon, California.[5] His top selling book was Gone.

His writing influences include Stephen King, Bill Bryson, Patrick O'Brien, J. R. R. Tolkien, K. A. Applegate, Dan Simmons, and Raymond Chandler[6][unreliable source]


Gone/Monster Series[edit]

Gone/Monster Series (2008 - 2019)
Season One

  • Gone (2008)
  • Hunger (2009)
  • Lies (2010)
  • Plague (2011)
  • Fear (2012)
  • Light (2013)

Season Two

  • Monster (2017)
  • Villain (2018)
  • Hero (2019)

The Magnificent 12[edit]

  • The Call (2011)
  • The Trap (2012)
  • The Key (2013)
  • The Power (2013)

BZRK Series[edit]

Messenger of Fear Series[edit]

  • Messenger of Fear (2014)
  • The Snake (2014)
  • The Tattooed Heart (2015)

Front Lines Trilogy[edit]

  • Front Lines (2016)
  • Silver Stars (2017)
  • Purple Hearts (2018)

Stand-Alone Novels[edit]


  1. ^ "Michael Grant". goodreads. Retrieved 20 January 2014.
  2. ^ HarperTeen - Michael Grant
  3. ^ http://www.harpercollins.com/9780062340764/the-islanders-volume-1
  4. ^ a b From the back flap of the book jacket, from Gone
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-12-07. Retrieved 2008-12-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ GoodReads - Michael Grant.

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