Evan Griffith is the author of the middle-grade novels Manatee Summer (Quill Tree, 2022) and the forthcoming The Strange Wonder of Roots (Quill Tree, 2024), as well as the picture book biography Secrets of the Sea: The Story of Jeanne Power, Revolutionary Marine Scientist (Clarion, 2021). He studied creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received his MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.
He worked for several years as an editor at Workman Publishing, where he specialized in nonfiction for children and adults, and he continues to edit books on a freelance basis. Through his role as the youth programming specialist at the Writing Barn, a creative writing education center, he also teaches online writing classes for kids.
He lives in Austin, Texas with a mischievous tuxedo cat and several overflowing bookshelves.