David Michael Slater is an acclaimed author of books for children, teens, and adults. His work for children includes the picture books Cheese Louise!, The Bored Book, and The Boy & the Book, as well as the on-going teen fantasy series, Forbidden Books, which is being developed for film by a former producer of The Lion King. David's work for adults includes the hilarious comic-drama, Fun & Games, which the New York Journal of Books writes "works brilliantly." David teaches in Reno, Nevada, where he lives with his wife and son. You can learn more about David and his work at www.davidmichaelslater.com. I grew up in Porto San Giorgio, a charming Italian town on the Adriatic coast, where I found inspirations reading old fantasy stories and ancient myths from northern Europe. Not far from there, is the State Institute of Art where I learned the basics of my craft before changing paths and graduating as a Childhood Communities Assistant. However, the graphic arts were always my main passion and soon I was able to make that my main occupation. I have gained my twenty years of experience in illustration and cartooning, playing creative roles for many projects from the earliest stages of their development on to completion. I love drawing, painting, and when I am in the mood, also modeling odd tangible things. Sometimes, I also have a bit of free time to spend on my hobby as a board games enthusiast!