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Michael Grant - Author

About the Author

Michael Grant is the co-creator and coauthor of the series of books and publishing phenomenon Animorphs and the Everworld series. Michael has spent much of his life on the move. Raised in a military family, he attended ten schools in five states, as well as three schools in France. Even as an adult he kept moving, and in fact he became a writer in part because it was one of the few jobs that wouldn't tie him down. His fondest dream is to spend a year circumnavigating the globe and visiting every continent, including Antarctica. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with his wife, Katherine Applegate, and their two children, (Jake and Julia), and far too many pets.

Featured books by Michael Grant

Fergie Rises How Britain's Greatest Football Manager Was Made at Aberdeen

Fergie Rises How Britain's Greatest Football Manager Was Made at Aberdeen

Author: Michael Grant Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/08/2014

Shortlisted for the Football Book of the Year Award at the British Sports Book Awards 2015. When Sir Alex Ferguson retired at the end of the 2013 season, he was the most successful football manager Britain had ever seen, having won twice as many trophies as his nearest rival. But that success had not come easily. Thirty-five years previously he had arrived at the rain-swept training ground at Aberdeen F.C. as the recently sacked manager of St Mirren; a hothead with a troublesome reputation and a lot to prove. Not for nothing, many thought he was a risky choice. Fergie Rises returns to a time when Ferguson was lucky to get Aberdeen, not the other way around. It's the story of an eight-year revolution that saw the Dons and their ambitious young manager knock the Old Firm off their perch, taste victory in Europe for the first time, and electrify Scottish football. When Ferguson finally left the club for Manchester United, in 1986, fans and rivals were unanimous in believing he had engineered one of the most astonishing upheavals in the game's history. Taking a view from inside the dug-out, and with the guidance of the giants of that Aberdeen team - including Willie Miller, Jim Leighton and Gordon Strachan - Michael Grant lays bare the full story of this remarkable but little known period of Ferguson's career, revealing it as the crucible in which Britain's greatest football manager was forged. Along the way he examines the personal tragedies Ferguson overcame - the deaths of his father and his mentor Jock Stein - and the rivalries, setbacks and triumphs that shaped a sporting genius.

Other books by Michael Grant

Hero

Hero

Author: Michael Grant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

The explosive follow-up to MONSTER and VILLAIN by bestselling author Michael Grant. . . Vector may just be the deadliest enemy Dekka and the group will ever face. He is a swarm of disease-bearing insects. His victims are hit with a wide range of supercharged diseases, and are then unable to die, but go on and on in a living hell. With Sam, Astrid and Edilio back to help the them, they form a team known as the Rockborn Gang. The also have a new member: Simone. A blue skinned punk who can fly. But Vector is only just the beginning, and the Rockborn Gang are forced to question if everything they've gone through until now is even real. Perfect for fans of the GONE series, The Darkest Minds and X-Men

A Sudden Death in Cyprus

A Sudden Death in Cyprus

Author: Michael Grant Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/10/2019

A Sudden Death in Cyprus

A Sudden Death in Cyprus

Author: Michael Grant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

David Mitre has a very unusual set of skills, skills he has acquired over a long criminal career. Skills that make him an irritant for people like the FBI. Hiding among the ex-pat community of the Greek islands, his cover is blown when he is witness to a stabbing on a Cyprus beach. The FBI want answers and David is given an ultimatum; solve the murder or face imprisonment for his own crimes. Coerced into playing detective, David unwittingly uncovers a criminal enterprise far worse than anything he could have imagined.

An Artful Assassin in Amsterdam

An Artful Assassin in Amsterdam

Author: Michael Grant Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/08/2019

A Sudden Death in Cyprus

A Sudden Death in Cyprus

Author: Michael Grant Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/05/2019

A Sudden Death in Cyprus

A Sudden Death in Cyprus

Author: Michael Grant Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2018

Villain

Villain

Author: Michael Grant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2018

Internationally acclaimed author Michael Grant delivers another stunning follow-up to his globally bestselling GONE series. When the lines between hero and villain blur, it's hard to tell who's the real monster. Dillon Poe wanted to be a comedian once . . . but everyone made fun of him. Dillon the loser. Dillon the freak. Now he can control anyone with the power of his voice and he's preparing to send thousands to their deaths. Who's laughing now? Dekka, Shade, Cruz, Malik, Armo and a new mutant with unmatched powers are all that stand in Dillon's way. Internationally acclaimed author Michael Grant delivers another stunning follow-up to his globally bestselling GONE series. Michael has now written around 150 books (with Katherine, as himself, and under pseudonyms and as a ghostwriter.) He lives in San Francisco Bay Area taking his inspiration from the charming view of Alcatraz.

Bible Verses Every Successful LDS Missionary Needs to Know

Bible Verses Every Successful LDS Missionary Needs to Know

Author: Michael Grant Format: eBook Release Date: 12/06/2018

The key to effective communication is finding common ground and building upon each other’s knowledge. Similarly, the strongest testimonies are built on a strong foundation, and for most Christians, the Bible is the only book presenting God’s word to the world. This means that the Bible is the common ground on which we should teach our faithful brothers and sisters about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.LDS missionaries are taught to find and teach gospel principles from the Book of Mormon, but they may struggle when asked to back up their beliefs in the Bible. With these key Bible verses organized by topic, learn how to• Respectfully draw connections between the Bible and the teachings of the Church.• Find common ground with investigators to build relationships on a rm foundation.• Become a better missionary both in the eld and throughout your life by expanding your own knowledge of the Bible.

Purple Hearts

Purple Hearts

Author: Michael Grant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/02/2018

Third and final instalment of this critically acclaimed young adult alternative historical series that began with Front Lines and Silver Stars It's 1944, and it feels to everyone like the war will never end. Rio Richlin, Frangie Marr and Rainie Shulterman have all received accolades, been 'heroes', earned promotion - in short, they've all done 'enough' to allow them to leave this nightmare and go home. But they don't. D-Day, June 6th 1944. On that day, many still doubted the American soldier. By June 7th no one did. Michael Grant has lived an exciting, fast-paced life. He moved in with his wife Katherine after only twenty-four hours. He has co-authored over 160 books for teenagers, young adults and adults, including the bestselling GONE series, but promises that everything he writes is like nothing you've ever read before. He considers the Front Lines series to be his best work yet.

Monster The GONE series may be over, but it's not the end of the story

Monster The GONE series may be over, but it's not the end of the story

Author: Michael Grant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2017

The GONE series may be over, but it's not the end of the story . . . MICHAEL GRANT'S ACTION-PACKED AND MUCH ANTICIPATED NEW BOOK, SET IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE BESTSELLING GONE SERIES. When the dome came down, they thought it was the end of the troubles. Truth is, it was just the beginning. Shade Darby witnessed events that day, with devastating consequences, and vowed never to feel that powerless again. Now, four years later, she gets her hands on a part of the meteor that began it all - and that's when she changes. Trouble is, Shade's not the only one mutating, and the authorities cannot allow these superpowers to go unchecked . . . First of an explosive three-book young adult series. Once again Michael Grant creates a compelling young cast of new characters for readers to love, hate and debate, as well as a host of unimaginable creatures. This happily stands alone from the GONE series, while also featuring some fan-pleasing appearances from previous FAYZ inhabitants. Michael Grant lives in San Francisco with his wife, Katherine Applegate, and has written over 150 books - with Katherine, as himself, under pseudonyms and as a ghostwriter. He is best know for the international multi-million-selling young adult six-book GONE series: GONE, HUNGER, LIES, PLAGUE, FEAR and LIGHT.

Soldier Girls in Action: A Front Lines Story

Soldier Girls in Action: A Front Lines Story

Author: Michael Grant Format: eBook Release Date: 07/09/2017

'This story, I knew, was about the freckle-faced soldier girl.'North Africa, 1943. The Tunisian desert is full of dangers, with German fighters scattered across the land. Reporter Ann 'Spats' Patrone is looking for a story - and in fierce soldier girl Rio Richlin and a desperate night mission, she might have found one . . .A thrilling novella, set in Michael Grant's critically-acclaimed Front Lines universe.Praise for Front Lines:What if American women had fought alongside men in World War II? Michael Grant gives us a magnificent alternate history that feels so real and right and true it seems impossible that it wasn't. Every one of these fictional soldiers has wrapped herself around my heart."e; (Elizabeth Wein, award-winning and New York Times bestselling author ofCode Name Verity)"e;Michael Grant is a master of twists that not only tear at his readers' consciences, they hold a mirror up to our here and now and insist we consider what might otherwise be.Front Linesis a masterpiece of speculative story crafting."e; (Andrew Smith, Printz Honor winning author ofGrasshopper Jungle)Front Lineswas shortlisted for Feminist Book of the Year in the Maximum Pop Bookish Awards.Have you read Michael's other books?The Front Lines series:Front LinesSilver StarsPurple HeartsDead of Night: A World Book Day BookThe GONE series:GoneHungerPlagueLiesFearLightAnd return to the GONE universe with Michael Grant's shocking new spin-off series, starting withMonster, publishing in September this year!Michael Grant has lived an exciting, fast-paced life. He moved in with his wife Katherine after only 24 hours. He has co-authored over 160 books including the bestselling GONE series but promises that everything he writes is like nothing you've ever read before!

Silver Stars

Silver Stars

Author: Michael Grant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2017

The second novel in the epic new young adult series that Michael Grant is calling his best yet! It's WWII but not as you know it from school. This time the girls are on the Front Lines and not on the Home Front. Summer 1943. The enemy has been bloodied, but Nazi Germany is very far from beaten. Now the American army is moving on to their next target: the Italian island of Sicily. With heavy memories of combat, the three young soldier girls - Rio, Frangie and Rainy - now know what they are willing to do to save themselves, and understand the consequences of those actions. On the front lines, they will again come face to face with the brutality of war until they win or die, while simultaneously fighting their own personal battles. No one will emerge unscathed. In the tradition of The Book Thief, Code Name Verity and Between Shades of Gray, Front Lines gives the experience of WWII a new immediacy while playing with the `what ifs?' of history. Exclusive Front Lines story, Dead of Night to be 2017 World Book Day book. Praise for Front Lines: What if American women had fought alongside men in World War II? Michael Grant gives us a magnificent alternate history that feels so real and right and true it seems impossible that it wasn't. Every one of these fictional soldiers has wrapped herself around my heart. (Elizabeth Wein, award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Code Name Verity) Michael Grant is a master of twists that not only tear at his readers' consciences, they hold a mirror up to our here and now and insist we consider what might otherwise be. Front Lines is a masterpiece of speculative story crafting. (Andrew Smith, Printz Honor winning author of Grasshopper Jungle) Front Lines was shortlisted for Feminist Book of the Year in the Maximum Pop Bookish Awards. Michael Grant has lived an exciting, fast-paced life. He moved in with his wife Katherine after only 24 hours. He has co-authored over 160 books including the bestselling GONE series but promises that everything he writes is like nothing you've ever read before!

Soldier Girls in Action

Soldier Girls in Action

Author: Michael Grant Format: eBook Release Date: 17/01/2017

In this first digital original novella set in the world of the Front Lines series, Michael Grant showcases the real-life female journalists of World War II who became the first women war correspondents in history. When fierce reporter Anne Spats Patrone joins the front lines, she gains access to the female soldiers of Second Squad, Fifth Platoon, Company A, 119th Division, including Rio Richlin. During her journalistic investigation on the front lines she will discover that women are capable of much more than fighting. But what starts out as a pursuit for a story turns deadly when Germans attack. Will Spats make it out alive?

Roman Anniversary Issues An Exploratory Study of the Numismatic and Medallic Commemoration of Anniversary Years, 49 BC-AD 375

Roman Anniversary Issues An Exploratory Study of the Numismatic and Medallic Commemoration of Anniversary Years, 49 BC-AD 375

Author: Michael Grant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2016

Originally published in 1950, this book provides an account of the relationship between important 'anniversary years' and the creation of Roman Imperial coins and medallions. The anniversaries are connected to occurrences such as 'the births and deaths of Augustus and other leading persons; the various events that contributed to the inauguration of the imperial regime (Actium, the 'restoration of the republic', etc); and the foundation or dedication of temples and altars'. The text was written by the renowned British classicist and numismatist Michael Grant (1914-2004). Numerous illustrative figures are included and detailed notes are incorporated throughout. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in numismatics and Roman history.

Front Lines

Front Lines

Author: Michael Grant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2016

Exclusive Front Lines story, Dead of Night to be 2017 World Book Day book. Just when you thought Michael Grant's GONE series had taken us to the darkest limits of his imagination, the evil genius of young adult fiction is back to take you to the Front Lines of terror. In the tradition of The Book Thief, Code Name Verity and Between Shades of Gray, Front Lines gives the experience of WWII a new immediacy while playing with the `what ifs?' of history. It's WWII, but not as you remember it from history lessons! This time the girls aren't stitching socks for the brave boys at the front. Meet 17-year-old Rio Richlin and her friends Frangie Marr and Rainy Schulterman, three of the newest recruits in the US Armed Forces. They stand shoulder to shoulder with the boys from home as they take on Hitler's army. In the face of reluctant colonels and sceptical sergeants, the teenage soldier girls must prove their guts, strength, and resourcefulness as soldiers. Rio has grown up in a world where men don't cry and girls are supposed to care only about `money and looks'. But she has always known that there is something wrong with this system and something else in her. Far from home and in the battlefields, Rio discovers exactly who she is and what she can accomplish The first in an exciting new young adult trilogy. Front Lines is the saga of a modern teenage heroine in an alternate past that could only have come from the man who gave us GONE, BZRK and Messenger of Fear. Don't miss Silver Stars, the second book in the Front Lines series. Michael Grant also has a World Book Day book, Dead of Night, which is set in the Front Lines universe and written exclusively for World Book Day 2017. Rio, Frangie and Rainy will delight fans of The Hunger Games' Katniss Everdeen. But this is a book for anyone who thought they were more! The young adult fiction that Michael Grant is calling his best yet. Praise for GONE: `These are exciting, high-tension stories told in a driving, torrential narrative that never lets up ... This is great fiction.' Stephen King. Michael Grant has lived an exciting, fast-paced life. He moved in with his wife Katherine after only 24 hours. He has co-authored over 160 books but promises that everything he writes is like nothing you've ever read before!

The Tattooed Heart: A Messenger of Fear Novel

The Tattooed Heart: A Messenger of Fear Novel

Author: Michael Grant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2015

`Be afraid ... this book gave me chill after chill' - R. L. Stine on Messenger of Fear. I wanted to touch the boy who was not to be touched. The Messenger of Fear exists to punish the wicked, to restore balance in a world where evil seems to be everywhere. He offers sinners one terrible choice: play . . . or pay? If you win the game, you can go free. But if you lose, you must live out your greatest fear. His assistant, Mara is still adjusting to her role. She must face the worst horrors of intolerance, cruelty and injustice: she, as much as any of the people Messenger pursues, is being punished. But Mara has secret feelings for Messenger, and they're threatening to overpower her. As she learns more about his tragic past, she must make her own choice: how far will she go to gain her heart's desire? This enthralling sequel to Messenger of Fear promises just as many heart stopping moments as its predecessor. These books contain all the thrills and surprises that you know to expect from the Man who brought you the GONE series. Fans of Tom Hoyle's Thirteen will love this. Look out for Michael's latest intense thriller, Front Lines. Praise for GONE: `These are exciting, high-tension stories told in a driving, torrential narrative that never lets up ... This is great fiction.' Stephen King. Michael Grant has lived an exciting, fast-paced life. He moved in with his wife Katherine after only 24 hours. He has co-authored over 160 books but promises that everything he writes is like nothing you've ever read before!