South Carolina native and Texas resident Varian Johnson is an engineer and the award-winning author of six novels, including the Jackson Greene middle-grade series. The first book in the series, The Great Greene Heist, was an ALA Notable Children’s Book Selection and a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year, and has been named to more than 25 state reading and best-of lists. His books for older readers include My Life as a Rhombus and Saving Maddie.
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