“When we lock things away," he said with conviction, "we're really imprisoning ourselves.”
― Gordon Korman, Schooled
Gordon Korman (born October 23, 1963) is a Canadian American author who has written more than a dozen children's and young-adult fiction book series. He lives in Great Neck, New York, with his wife and three children.
Korman wrote his first book unexpectedly when he was 12 years old. While attending German Mills Public School, his Grade 7 English teacher was Mr. Hamilton, a track and field coach who found himself teaching English for the first time. Hamilton required students to write a novel during the semester, and this assignment became the manuscript for Korman's first book, This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall, the first book in his Macdonald Hall (Bruno and Boots) series.
Korman was the Scholastic Arrow Book Club monitor for the class; after completing the assignment, he mailed his manuscript to Scholastic. This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall was published by Scholastic Press in 1978 when Korman was only 14 years old. Before graduating from high school in Thornhill, Ontario, Korman wrote and published five books.
Korman has written more than 85 books which have sold more than 17 million copies in a career that has spanned three decades