Ted Staunton has written more than 40 books for young children, middle grade readers and young adults and has received prizes for many of them. He was born in Toronto and studied at the University of Toronto. When he went back there to teachers’ college in 1981, he wrote a story called Puddleman for one of his courses and rather to his surprise it was published. Puddleman was a picture book but he has since written many stories for older children and young adults. Some of the most recent are Who I’m Not which won him the John Spray Mystery Award, Jump Cut, and Power Chord. Ted speaks and performs at schools and libraries across Canada and frequently takes his banjo with him. He also teaches courses on Writing for Children at George Brown College and the Haliburton School of the Arts.