Brad Strickland has written or cowritten nearly sixty novels and about a hundred shorter works. Many of his novels are for younger readers, including When Mack Came Back (Dial, 2000), an award-winning historical novel, and the Pirate Hunter series, cowritten with the late Thomas E. Fuller. With Thomas, Brad also cowrote ten books in several series about Wishbone, public TV's literature-loving Jack Russell terrier. With his wife Barbara, Brad has also written novels in the Star Trek, Are You Afraid of the Dark? and Sabrina, the Teen-Age Witch series.
Twice Brad has been named the Georgia Author of the Year for young readers. Most recently, Brad has begun work on Mars: Year One, an original SF series for Simon and Schuster that he planned with Thomas E. Fuller.
When not writing, Brad is a Professor of English at Gainesville College. He and Barbara have two grown children, Amy (whom you may remember as Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter) and Jonathan (writer-editor by day and actor by night), and a daughter-in-law, Rebecca, who is a tireless behind-the-scenes worker for the Atlanta Radio Theatre.