Todd Mitchell is the author of several novels and graphic novels including The Last Panther (Random House, August 2017), The Traitor King (Scholastic Press), The Secret to Lying (Candlewick, Colorado Book Award Winner), and Backwards (Candlewick, CAL Award Winner). He created the graphic series Broken Saviors, and co-wrote the graphic novel A Flight of Angels (Vertigo, YALSA Top 10 Pick for Teens). In addition to books, he's published short stories, essays, and poems in national and international journals. Currently, he serves as Director of the Beginning Creative Writing Teaching Program at Colorado State University. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with his wife, dog, and two wise daughters. You can visit him at