Otherworld Chronicles is best-selling author Nils Johnson-Shelton’s first foray into books for children. His first book, No Angel: My Harrowing Undercover Journey to the Inner Circle of the Hells Angels, which he co-authored with ATF Special Agent Jay Dobyns, whom the book is about, is not at all for children. Still, it managed to do pretty well, becoming a New York Times and Der Speigel (that’s in Germany) bestseller. Nils is proud to say that this book can still be found in airports all across the US of A — and even bookstores, too!
Nils currently lives with his family somewhere east of Shadyside, Pennsylvania and west of Glastonbury, England — two locations that figure into Otherworld Chronicles at one time or another. He likes rock climbing, sleeping, basketball, and even beets. He does not like Mountain Dew nor does he condone drinking it (unlike Artie and Kay Kingfisher, the brother-sister team at the middle of all three OWC books — The Invisible Tower, The Seven Swords, and The Dragon King). When Nils isn’t at his desk writing, he’s usually shuttling his kids from one place to another (sound familiar, parents?), wishing he had time to play more video games, or going out to get even more coffee.