Northrop, Michael

Michael Northrop is the New York Times bestselling author of the TombQuest series and other books for kids and teens. His first young adult novel, Gentlemen, earned him a Publishers Weekly Flying Start citation, and his second, Trapped, was an Indie Next List selection. His first middle-grade novel, Plunked, was named one of the best children’s books of the year by the New York Public Library and was selected by NPR for its Backseat Book Club. A former senior editor at Sports Illustrated Kids, he now writes full-time from his home in New York City. Visit him online at

3 Fun Facts

1. I am dyslexic and repeated second grade.
2. I once stepped on a yellowjacket nest and was stung approx.75 times.
3. According to family lore, I am related to Jonathan Swift, who wrote Gulliver’s Travels.