Award-winning adult and children's novelist known for his best-selling book Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library, which was optioned by Nickelodeon to become a TV movie. He also wrote the series The John Ceepak Mysteries and The Haunted Mysteries.
He attended the University of Tennessee and proceeded to work in advertising and improv comedy. He also served as the president of the Mystery Writers of America's New York Chapter.
He's won multiple Agatha and Anthony Awards for his work, including The Crossroads, which won both.
He grew up in Buffalo, New York with his four brothers and got married to voice actress J.J.
He's often collaborated with James Patterson, including writing the best-seller I Funny.