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M. T. Anderson


M. T. Anderson

M. T. Anderson is an accomplished writer who has written a wide variety of titles, including works of fantasy and satire for a range of ages. Anderson grew up outside of Boston, Massachusetts. He was educated in English literature at Harvard University and Cambridge University, and went on to receive his MFA in Creative Writing from Syracuse University.

Before becoming a writer, Anderson held several other jobs, some of which he has used as inspiration for his writing. He worked as a burger flipper, a department store cashier and a radio DJ. His previous novels have included THIRSTY, a vampire novel, BURGER WUSS, a fast food revenge book and FEED, a futuristic satirical novel. FEED was a finalist for the National Book Award and won the L.A. Times Book Award for YA fiction in 2003. It was additionally a finalist for the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award. Anderson has also written a number of children’s picture books.

In THE GAME OF SUNKEN PLACES, Brian and Gregory stay at a distant relative's home and stumble upon an old board game called The Game OF Sunken Places, that mirrors a greater game in which they have suddenly become players.  In the second book, THE SUBURB BEYOND THE STARS, Brian and Gregory continue to have strange experiences....people aren't where they're supposed to be, and houses are everywhere and seem to be taking over the world.  The third and final book, THE EMPIRE OF GUT AND BONE, is published June 2011.  These imaginative, fast-paced fantasies are thrill rides that are part quest, part mystery, part fantasy, and part Abbott and Costello.

M. T. Anderson currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

M. T. Anderson

Books by M. T. Anderson

written by M. T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin with illustrations by Eugene Yelchin - Children's, Children's 10+, Fantasy, Fiction, Prejudice , Racism, Steampunk

Uptight elfin historian Brangwain Spurge is on a mission: survive being catapulted across the mountains into goblin territory, deliver a priceless peace offering to their mysterious dark lord and spy on the goblin kingdom --- from which no elf has returned alive. Brangwain’s host, the goblin archivist Werfel, is delighted to show Brangwain around. They should be the best of friends, but a series of extraordinary double crosses, blunders and cultural misunderstandings throws these two scholars into the middle of an international crisis that may spell death for them --- and war for their nations.

by M. T. Anderson - Adventure, Children's, Children's 9-12, Fiction, Horror, Suspense

The journey through the rift becomes even rockier as the survivors are forced to take to the water, crossing a vast deepwater basin on improvised boats. To make it, Molly and the others must work together, but a rift of a different kind is forming among the survivors. If they aren't careful, it could eat them alive.

Written byM. T. Anderson with illustrations by Petra Mathers - Biography, Music, Performing Arts

At first glance, Erik Satie looked as normal as anyone else in Paris one hundred years ago. Beyond his shy smile, however, was a mind like no other. When Satie sat down at the piano to compose or play music, his tunes were strange and dreamlike, his melodies topsy-turvy and discordant. Many people hated his music. Few understood it. But to Erik Satie there was sense in nonsense, and the vibrant, surreal compositions of this eccentric man-child would go on to influence many artists.

by M. T. Anderson - Adventure, Family, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 10+

In this action-packed conclusion to the celebrated Pals in Peril series, Jasper Dash soars to unprecedented heights --- as in, intergalactic, out-of-this-world dimensions --- in order to locate the father he’s never known. And if Jasper’s previous adventures are any indication, this is going to be one stellar expedition!

by M. T. Anderson - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 10+

Brian and Gregory have seen it all. They've escaped certain death, walked right into it, and wreaked small amounts of havoc of their own. And finally, they're going to make sense of all their travels and adventures...if they possibly can! THE CHAMBER IN THE SKY brings to a close their incredible, strange and funny journey.

written by M. T. Anderson, illustrated by Kurt Cyrus

Our intrepid heroes are home from their Delaware crime-stopping excitement, only to discover that Lily's mom has become possessed by a menacing zombie who wants to take over the world. (Or, at least, the world of stage and screen.) Thank goodness Lily's friends Katie, Jasper, and foxy Blue-Hen-State monk Drgnan Pghlik are around to help save the day.

by M. T. Anderson - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 10+

On Earth, aliens approach --- and they’re not the friendly type. Brian and Gregory have set out for the land of New Norumbega to see if the Norumbegans will help them fight the aliens. But New Norumbega is a place unlike any other: an empire of gut and bone, quite literally, made of everything that’s inside a body. And the two boys find themselves smack in the middle of a murder mystery and a robot rebellion.