I.M. Maynard

I.M. Maynard is a survivor...middle school survivor, that is, having successfully navigated the landmines and pots of gold that occur daily during the middle grades.

Middle school was also the period in I.M. Maynard's life when he was severely bitten by the writing bug, a devastating condition that has consumed enormous time and energy, ultimately leading to his writing of Roger Tarkington and the Magic Calendar: Quest for Middle School Greatness, the first in his modern day middle grade time travel series.

When he isn't writing, I.M. Maynard enjoys reading. His favorite contemporary middle grade novelists include: Louis Sachar (Holes), Stuart Gibbs (Spy School), Carl Hiaasen (Chomp), Jerry Spinelli (Wringer), Jack Gantos (What Would Joey Do?), R.J. Palacio (Wonder), and Chris Rylander (The Fourth Stall).

Born and educated in the Midwest, I.M. Maynard now resides on the East Coast, home to thousands of middle schools (and likely equal numbers of middle school bullies).


I.M. Maynard