Kevin Emerson is the author of 16 middle grade and YA novels: LAST DAY ON MARS, BREAKOUT, the ATLANTEANS series, THE FELLOWSHIP FOR ALIEN DETECTION, the OLIVER NOCTURNE series, the EXILE series, and CARLOS IS GONNA GET IT. He is also a singer and drummer. His current projects are NORTHERN ALLIES (indie-rock/new wave), and THE BOARD OF EDUCATION (music for kids and kids-at-heart).
Kevin grew up in Cheshire, CT, where he wrote stories all the time, played in the marching and jazz bands, and ran track. One time, he won a spelling bee, prevailing over his ex-girlfriend in the final round. The word that launched him to victory was 'vague.' Kevin now lives in Seattle with his wife and two children. A former science teacher, Kevin also once competed in a beauty pageant, but lost (probably because he was wearing a suit of armor).