Jimmy Gownley is an award-winning comics author who began writing and drawing comics at age 15. His acclaimed series, Amelia Rules!, was launched in 2001 to a flurry of rave reviews and became a New York Times bestseller. He has been nominated for multiple Eisner awards and his most recent book, The Dumbest Idea Ever!, won the Children’s Choice Award. He cofounded the organization Kids Love Comics, which works to promote comic books and graphic novels as a valuable tool for literacy. Jimmy lives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.