Gavin Brown is an author, video game director, and video game producer. His novel Josh Baxter Levels Up shows how the stories and concepts from video games can be applied to school and family. His presentation is high energy, a bit silly, and provides a fresh perspective on video games and personal growth.
Gavin has designed video games and written short stories and novellas for the Spirit Animals and The 39 Clues series, and is the creator of the highly-rated iOS and Android game Blindscape. He is the winner of MTV University’s Digital Incubator grant, Lord of the Eastern Marches, Defender of the Throne, and generally considered to be a pretty okay guy.
Gavin lives in New York City’s East Village.
Praise for Josh Baxter Levels Up:
"Smartly paced and emotionally engaging, a book even those who have never held a controller will enjoy." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Brown includes countless gaming references that will delight in-the-know readers... It’s a light, fun approach to typical middle-school struggles from an author who gets his audience and knows his games." —Publishers Weekly
"The gamer theme and the inclusion of various digital diversions add a charge to this upbeat fitting-in story." —Booklist
For more information about the book, visit scholastic.com/joshbaxter.