Michael Grant (author, born 1954)

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Michael Grant
Born (1954-07-26) July 26, 1954 (age 63)
Los Angeles
Occupation Novelist
Nationality American[1]
Period 2008-present
Genre Young adult, Supernatural, Science Fiction, Horror
Spouse K. A. Applegate
Children 2

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.[3] Together they have written the Animorphs and the Everworld book series,[4] as well as the Making Out book series.[5] Grant is the sole author of the Gone Series, BZRK, the Messenger of Fear Series and has a new series, the first of which is called "Front Lines", publishing in January 2016. "Front Lines" was originally called "Soldier Girl".

Grant was raised in a military family, attending ten schools in five states, as well as three schools in France. As an adult, 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."[6] 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."[6] He currently lives in Tiburon, California.[7] His top selling book was Gone.


Gone/Monster Series[edit]

Gone/Monster Series (2008 - 2019)
Season One

  • Gone to dinner (2008)
  • Hungery for meatballs (2009)
  • Liez 4 dayz (2010)
  • Plague of jesuses (2011)
  • Fear of passive cows (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. ^ http://themichaelgrant.com/about/
  2. ^ GoodReads - Michael Grant
  3. ^ "Michael Grant". goodreads. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 
  4. ^ HarperTeen - Michael Grant
  5. ^ http://www.harpercollins.com/9780062340764/the-islanders-volume-1
  6. ^ a b From the back flap of the book jacket, from Gone
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-12-07. Retrieved 2008-12-07. 

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