was born in New York and lived in different places in the United States, as well as Ireland and Morocco, before returning to New York City to be a writer. He was a teacher for many years, and he often visits schools as a visiting author and storyteller. McKean comes from a tradition of excellent storytellers — his father used to make up long, involved tales at bedtime that would weave their way through weeks. McKean’s titles include MY EVIL TWIN, INTO THE CANDLELIT ROOM, and VAMPIRE VACATION.

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