Dennis Staginnus was born in West Germany, but raised in Canada. He graduated from the University of British Columbia’s School of Education, deciding to go into teaching until he knew what he really wanted to do. Fifteen years later, he started writing stories for tweens and teenagers. He's the author of the "upper" MG series, RAIDERS OF FOLKLORE. He's also written DOUBLE CROSS and FATED, two short prequels to THE EYE OF ODIN, the first book in the RAIDERS OF FOLKLORE series. He continues to live in beautiful British Columbia with his wife and a clowder of cats.