Brock Cole is an award-winning children's author as well as a noted artist and illustrator. His latest novel, The Facts Speak for Themselves, is an honest, uncompromising portrait of adolescent life from an author with a startling ability to capture the poignant and confusing reality of today's youth. Brock Cole's The Goats was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, an ALA Notable Book, a New York Times Book Review Notable Book, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, and a Booklist Children's Editor's Choice. The New York Times Book Review praised it as "a beautifully written and persuasive first novel," and the Chicago Sun-Times called it "one of the best novels of the year." His second novel, Celine, was called "a masterful novel" by School Library Journal which named it a Best Book of the Year. It was also named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, a Booklist Editor's Choice, a Booklist Best Book of the 80's, and a Publishers Weekly Notable Childrens Book of the Year. Brock Cole lives in Buffalo, NY.