Bruce Coville was born in Syracuse, New York. He grew up in a rural area north of the city, around the corner from his grandparents' dairy farm. In the years before he was able to make his living full-time as a writer, Bruce was, among other things, a gravedigger, a toymaker, a magazine editor, and a door-to-door salesman. He loves reading, musical theater, and being outdoors. In addition to more than seventy-five books for young readers, Bruce has written poems, plays, short stories, newspaper articles, thousands of letters, and several years' worth of journal entries. Some of Bruce's best-known books are My Teacher Is an Alien, Goblins in the Castle, Aliens Ate My Homework, Space Brat, and the Sixth Grade Alien series. Bruce and his wife, Katherine, live in a brick house in Syracuse along with their youngest child, three cats, and a jet-powered Norwegian elkhound named Thor.Coville, Bruce is the author of 'Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher A Magic Shop Book' with ISBN 9780671747824 and ISBN 0671747827.