Michael Dahl is a theater director, actor, and comedian in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has written poems, plays, and books, including the Scooter Spies mysteries: The Wheels That Vanished and The Ghost That Barked. He is also the author of the Finnegan Zwake mystery series: The Horizontal Man, The Worm Tunnel, and The Ruby Raven. Dahl has a wide variety of unusual creatures in his household: Venus's-flytraps, fiddler crabs, African dwarf frogs, an elementary schoolteacher, and an Australian red-heeler named Gus. But so far, no howling beasts! Michael Dahl loves to hear from his fans, and you can e-mail him at email@example.com.