Meet the Authors
The father-son team of Hal and Alex Malchow began the book when son Alex was only eight years old. It took two years to write, and the result is a thrilling new adventure for middle-grade readers.
Alex is dyslexic and at the time he started the book, he still could not read. He later enrolled in the Lab School in Washington D.C., which teaches children with learning differences. After 12 months of intensive work there, he was reading at his grade level.
Alex is now 16 and a student at the prestigious St. John’s College High School in Washington D.C. He is a sophomore starter on the school’s nationally recognized football team.
Hal is a nationally recognized political consultant who has worked for candidates at the presidential level all the way down to local offices. His work has won numerous creative awards and he helped pioneer the use of statistical modeling and data mining techniques in the political arena. After becoming discouraged by the negative character of political campaigns, he closed his firm in 2010. He continues to do some consulting and is looking forward to a writing career. When not busy with clients or writing, Hal can usually be found in his garden.