Marty Chan writes books for kids, plays for adults, and tweets for himself. Despite his mother’s protests, he pursued writing, which has made for awkward family dinner conversations at Christmas and Thanksgiving. His second novel, The Mystery of the Graffiti Ghoul, won the 2007 Diamond Willow Award and was nominated for the Arthur Ellis Award.
His latest novel, Kung Fu Master, was inspired by his love of an old Jackie Chan movie and his fellow classmates’ mistaken belief that Marty was a martial arts expert. He wows kid audiences with a combination of stage magic, improv, and embarrassing anecdotes about his childhood.