Antony John is the author of several young adult novels, including Five Flavors of Dumb (winner of the American Library Association’s Schneider Family Book Award), and the fantasy trilogy Elemental. His latest novel, a psychological thriller, Imposter, was released in September 2015.

A native of England, Antony graduated from Oxford University with a degree in music, and received his Ph.D. from Duke University. Following teaching stints at Duke and the University of South Carolina, he followed his wife to Seattle and became a stay-at-home dad to their two children. Today they live in St. Louis, where he writes full time.