James Preller is the author of the "Jigsaw Jones" and "Scary Tales" series, as well as many other books, including Bystander, The Courage Test, Six Innings, A Pirates Guide to First Grade, and The Fall. He is currently obsessed by haiku and tries to write at least one every morning. His first book of haiku, All Welcome Here, illustrated by Mary GrandPre, is due in 2019. He also has a new series, "The Big Idea Kids," coming in January 2019. He loves (loves!) to visit schools to inspire young readers and writers.