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Todd McClimans

I am an elementary school principal and a former fifth grade teacher. I've always been a fantasy nerd (Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Narnia), but I didn't care much about history until I started teaching the American Revolution to my first fifth graders. I fell in love with the riveting stories about the brave patriots and their struggle for independence during the Revolutionary War. My aim with Time Traitor, and the rest of the American Epochs series, is to bring history to life for young readers by telling stories with a careful mixture of historical fact and fantastical storytelling. I want my readers to understand some of the most important epochs in American history through the eyes of characters to which they can relate.
I live in central Pennsylvania with my wife, two boys, and a beautiful baby girl. Outside of my duties being a principal, father, husband, and aspiring author, I spend my free time reading, running, and riding my bike. True to my roots, I am an avid reader of anything fantasy. My favorite authors are Lowis Lowry (The Giver changes my life EVERY time I read it), J.K. Rowlings, J.R.R. Tolkien, Stephen King, David McCollugh, and George R.R. Martin.