Todd Mitchell

TMitchellMediumHSwithpupTodd Mitchell is the author of several award-winning books for young readers, teens, and adults including The Last Panther (Delacorte Press, Colorado Book Award Winner and winner of the Green Prize for Sustainable Literature), The Traitor King (Scholastic Press), The Secret to Lying (Candlewick Press, Colorado Book Award Winner), and Backwards  (Candlewick Press, CAL Award Winner). He created the graphic series Broken Saviors (available on Comixology), and co-wrote the graphic novel A Flight of Angels (Vertigo, a YALSA “Top 10 Great Graphic Novels for Teens”).

When Todd isn’t writing, he’s often mountain biking, kayaking, surfing, and exploring the outdoors. He’s worked several wild jobs, including rescuing injured wolves, rehabilitating hawks, taking care of orphaned bear cubs, building homes for foxes, and teaching every grade except kindergarten.

Currently, Todd serves as Director of the Beginning Creative Writing Teaching Program at Colorado State University. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with his wife, dog, and two wise daughters. He loves speaking with readers and writers of all ages, and often does author visits to schools (in-person and virtually). You can visit him, and learn about his squirrel obsession at the following places:

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Books by Todd Mitchell:

The Naming Girl


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