American author who wrote mostly children's books including Strong to the Hoop, Box Out, and Around the World.
He graduated from Saint John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota and earned a master of arts degree in children and creativity from St. Mary's University in Minneapolis.
He has worked as an editor for the Youth Computer Center at the Science Museum of Minnesota.
He was born the oldest of four children to educator parents.
Another author from Minnesota like him is Vince Flynn.