D. M. King spends countless hours trying to figure out a more creative way to teach 8th graders that writing really is important in the grand scheme of things. Mixed in with all that concentrated energy, he casts immeasurable numbers of what if’s into the river just to see what he might catch. Occasionally, a fun concept like his latest YA novel NINE swims by, he reels it in and calls it a book. He likes to take in movies with his wife, pretend he’s a child again with his grandsons, and play golf. He’s a Kent State University graduate with a minor in psychology and concentration in creative writing, a published playwright with Brooklyn Publishing, and, most importantly, a Child of God. Follow him on Twitter @Shhhman and visit his website iteach22.wordpress.com.