Roland Smith

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Birthday
30, 1951
Birthplace
Oregon
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
30, 1951 (age 67)
Birthplace
Oregon

About

Notable for his works of fiction and nonfiction for young adults, Smith is particularly well known for his I,Q and Marty & Grace series. His 2007 children's novel, Peak, won a National Outdoor Book Award.

Before Fame

After graduating from Portland State University, he worked for two decades as as a zookeeper in Oregon and Washington. He published his first non-fiction work, Sea Otter Rescue, in 1990, and his debut novel, Thunder Cave, in 1997.

Trivia

His book Journey of the Red Wolf was a 1996 recipient of the Oregon Book Award.

Family Life

Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, he later settled in Tualatin, Oregon, with his wife Marie.

Associated With

He is a contemporary of fellow young adult author and Oregon native April Henry.