Creator / Michael Grant

"He says he wrote GONE to creep you out. And THE MAGNIFICENT 12 to make you laugh. Some screaming and some laughing. He wants kids laughing and screaming. He's probably kind of messed up, when you think about it."

Michael Grant is an American author of middle-grade and young adult speculative fiction. Before 2008, he wrote almost exclusively with his wife, K. A. Applegate, and all the work was credited exclusively to her. Starting in 2008, however, he wrote entirely on his own, with the exception of Eve and Adam.

Before he and Applegate wrote their own books, they ghostwrote for Sweet Valley Twins, a Spin-Off of the Sweet Valley High series. His books are known for being incredibly dark for books written for kids or teenagers.

Works that Grant co-wrote with Applegate with their own trope pages include:

Works that Grant wrote on his own with their own trope pages include:

Other tropes related to Michael Grant include:

  • Bald of Awesome
  • Deadpan Snarker: Has his moments. "I had a hard childhood. Hard for my parents I mean. It wasn't that bad for me."
  • Happily Married: This is how he describes his wife:
    "Most of [the books I've written] — and by "most" I mean 149 out of 150 — I wrote with my wife, the lovely, the talented, the eternally hot, Katherine (K.A.) Applegate. We've been together for 29 years. Which is a long time. Looooong time. Sweet lord what a long . . . No babe, I'm not implying anything."
  • Military Brat: He describes himself as a "army brat" in his youth.
  • Riddle for the Ages: Likes writing these. For example, whether Rachel killed David in Animorphs or if he sent him back to the island, and also the secret of what happened to Taylor post FAYZ inGone
  • Self-Deprecation: He does it quite a bit on the internet, such as the page quote and this one:
    If you met Michael Grant on the street you'd probably think, "Man, that old dude has got himself one giant bald head." Then you'd probably think, "Seriously, old man: stop wearing jeans and sneakers and a black t-shirt. I mean, please, you're embarrassing yourself."
  • Take That!: He really doesn't like Twilight, or paranormal romance in general, it seems. He provides the page quote for Vampire Fiction.
    • He once wrote a blog post calling out a school he visited for disciplining a child that laughed at one of his jokes and discouraged an imaginative environment.