Will Weaver is an award-winning fiction writer. His latest novel is The Survivors , a sequel to his popular young adult novel Memory Boy . His other books include Full Service , Defect , Saturday Night Dirt , Super Stock Rookie , Checkered Flag Cheater , Claws , and the Billy Baggs books Striking Out , Farm Team , and Hard Ball , all of which are ALA Best Books for Young Adults. Formerly an English professor at Bemidji State University, he lives in northern Minnesota, a region he writes from and loves. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hunting, fishing, canoeing, and hiking with his family and friends.