About Greg

A native of Chicago, Greg Leitich Smith now lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, author Cynthia Leitich Smith, and their cat, Galileo.

Greg is the author of several books for middle-grade readers, including LITTLE GREEN MEN AT THE MERCURY INN; CHRONAL ENGINE; NINJAS, PIRANHAS, AND GALILEO; and TOFU AND T.REX. His next novel for middle-grade readers is CHRONAL ENGINE: BORROWED TIME, a sequel to CHRONAL ENGINE, and is scheduled for release in Fall 2015.

He and his wife, Cynthia Leitich Smith, are the co-authors of the picture book, SANTA KNOWS (Dutton 2006), illustrated by Steve Bjorkman and the short story “The Wrath of Dawn,” in the anthology GEEKTASTIC, edited by Holly Black and Cecil Castelluci.

Greg grew up in a German American neighborhood on the north side of Chicago and attended Lane Tech High School.  He is of German and Japanese descent, and many of his characters are similarly mixed-race.  Greg holds degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Texas at Austin.  In addition, he holds a degree in law from The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor.

Greg is represented by Ginger Knowlton at Curtis Brown, Ltd.

Here’s how to contact Greg:

greg AT gregleitichsmith.com

 

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