Will Hobbs is the author of 17 novels for upper elementary, middle school, and young adult readers, as well as two picture book stories. In outdoor stories that appeal to both boys and girls, Hobbs has readers discovering wild places, sharing adventures with people from varied backgrounds, and exploring how to make important choices in their own lives. A former reading and language arts teacher, Will has been a full-time writer since 1990. His books have won many awards including the California Young Reader Medal and the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Young Adult Mystery. He lives with his wife Jean in Durango, Colorado.