The Authors

The Albany, NY newspaper The Times Union recently ran a story about Matt and Larry. You can read it here.

Matthew McElligott

Matthew McElligott is the author of such books as Even Monsters Need Haircuts, The Lion's Share, Bean Thirteen, and several books about Backbeard the Pirate. When not writing, Matt spends his time flying kites in thunderstorms, perfecting the "McElligott Stove," and powdering his wigs.

To learn more about Matt and how he makes his books, visit his website at

Larry Tuxbury

Larry Tuxbury is the author of such books as Benjamin Franklinstein Lives! He teaches language arts at the real Farnsworth Middle School in upstate New York. Larry has excellent posture. Like Benjamin Franklin, he dreams of napping for over two hundred years.