Matthew Cody is the author of the middle-grade series The Secrets of the Pied Piper, comprised of the novels The Peddler's Road, The Magician's Key, and The Piper's Apprentice, (all Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers), and the Supers of Noble's Green series: Powerless, Super, and Villainous, (all Knopf). He's also the author of the middle-grade novels The Dead Gentleman (Yearling) and Will in Scarlet (Knopf). He is co-author of the young-adult novels Shadows and Dreams and Slow Fade (both Serial Box Publishing). He has published pieces in McSweeney’s and Opium Magazine. He has taught at Laguardia Community College. He holds a BFA from Webster University and an MFA in Theater from the University of Alabama.