G. Neri is the Coretta Scott King honor-winning author of Yummy: the Last Days of a Southside Shorty and the recipient of the Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award for his free-verse novella, Chess Rumble. His novels include Knockout Games, Surf Mules and the Horace Mann Upstander Award-winning, Ghetto Cowboy. His latest is the free-verse picture book bio, Hello, I’m Johnny Cash. Prior to becoming a writer, Neri was a filmmaker, an animator/illustrator, a digital media producer, and a founding members of The Truth anti-smoking campaign. Neri currently writes full-time and lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida with his wife and daughter. You can find him online at www.gneri.com.