Brendan Halpin is a teacher and the author of books for adults and young adults including the Alex Award-winning Donorboy, Forever Changes, and the Junior Library Guild Selection Shutout. He is also the coauthor of Tessa Masterson Will Go to Prom, with Emily Franklin, and Notes from the Blender, with Trish Cook, both of which the American Library Association named to its Rainbow List. Halpin's writing has appeared in the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, Rosie and Best Life magazines, and the New York Times' "Modern Love" column. Halpin is a vegetarian, a fan of vintage horror movies, and an avid tabletop gamer. He lives with his wife, Suzanne, their three children, and their dog in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston.