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D.M. Anderson has enjoyed writing for most of his life. At first, it was to please his teachers, writing poetry or his own versions of stories and movies which inspired him. He was first published at the age of 13 in Highlights for Children, which featured a poem he wrote when he was 11. Later, he wrote to amuse his friends, penning stories and drawing cartoons with the intent of making them laugh or grossing them out. Inspired by Stephen King, Anderson later persued the horror genre, eventually publishing several dark tales in various small press magazines. Later, as a middle school Language Arts teacher, developed an interest in reading - and later writing - young adult fiction. Killer Cows, an homage to the old drive-in sci-fi movies he loved as a kid, is his first young adult novel. Since then, he has explored other YA genres, including action (a disaster novel titled Shaken) and horror (The Dark Ride). His future plans also include a sequel to Killer Cows.
D.M. Anderson currently lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife, two daughters, two cats and a neurotic dog. He teaches Language Arts at a local middle school, which is where he developed his interest in reading - and later writing - young adult fiction of various genres. When he isn’t teaching or writing, Anderson enjoys staying up late watching horror movies with his oldest daughter, and accompanying his youngest to her swimming lessons. Other interests include NASCAR, heavy metal music, zombies and Disneyland.