Stephan Pastis

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A Q&A with Stephan Pastis >

About the Author

Stephan Pastis is the creator of Pearls Before Swine, an acclaimed comic strip that appears in more than six hundred newspapers and boasts a devoted following. Stephan spent many childhood hours by himself, drawing in his room. When Stephan wasn’t drawing, he was spending time collecting baseball cards, his other childhood love. About entering the world of children's books for the first time, with Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made, Stephan says, “For me as a kid, I liked to laugh. And I’m hoping this book does that for both kids and their parents. I just really want to give them a story that has something humorous in every chapter.” Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made is his first novel for young readers.

“Timmy is a detective who can take any mystery and make it more mysterious.” – Stephan Pastis