Author of To Catch a Cheat, Spirit Animals: The Return, The Great Greene Heist, Saving Maddie, and My Life as a Rhombus
Bio: Varian Johnson is the author of four novels, including The Great Greene Heist, a Publishers Weekly Best Summer Book of 2014. His novels for older readers include My Life as a Rhombus, named to the Texas Library Association Tayshas High School Reading List and the New York Public Library “Stuff for the Teen Age” list, and Saving Maddie, a Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book.
Varian was born in Florence, South Carolina, and attended the University of Oklahoma, where he received a BS in Civil Engineering. He later received an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Varian now lives outside of Austin, TX with his family.
Varian's Twitter: @varianjohnson
Texas Reading List Selection: The Spirit of Texas Reading Program: Middle School (2015 Author), The Great Greene Heist 2015 Lone Star Reading List, My Life as a Rhombus 2009 TAYSHAS List