JAMES HOWE is the author of over ninety books for young readers, including the modern classics The Misfits, Bunnicula, and both books’ highly popular sequels.
He wrote the award-winning bestseller Bunnicula with his late wife, Deborah Howe, in 1977. The couple went on to write one other children’s book, Teddy Bear’s Scrapbook, before Deborah’s untimely death from cancer in 1978.
After Bunnicula’s publication in 1979, James Howe quit his job as a literary agent to pursue writing full-time. His many other popular books for children include the six sequels to Bunnicula; the Tales from the House of Bunnicula series; the Bunnicula and Friends Ready-to-Read series; the Sebastian Barth mysteries; the Pinky and Rex series; and the Horace and Morris but Mostly Dolores picture books.
He is also the author of several acclaimed novels for older readers, including the Misfits series: The Misfits, Totally Joe, Addie on the Inside, and Also Known As Elvis.The Misfits is beloved by kids, teachers, and librarians, and it inspired the national movement known as No Name-Calling Week, which is observed by thousands of middle and elementary schools each year.
Howe has also written the teen novel, The Watcher, and is the editor of the anthologies The Color of Absence: 12 Stories About Loss and Hope and 13: Thirteen Stories That Capture the Agony and Ecstasy of Being Thirteen.
Howe’s many books frequently deal with the acceptance of difference and being true to oneself. James Howe lives in New York State with his husband, Mark Davis.