Dan Gemeinhart is a teacher-librarian and father of three daughters. His debut novel, The Honest Truth, was a New York Times Editors' Choice selection, an Amazon.com Best Book of the Month, and an Indie Next List pick. His follow-up, Some Kind of Courage, was met with critical acclaim, garnering two starred reviews. Dan lives with his family in Cashmere, Washington. Visit him at dangemeinhart.com.
Praise for Good Dog: *Action-packed, highly suspenseful, and deeply moving. Perfect. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewPraise for The Honest Truth: A New York Times Editors' Choice selectionAn Amazon.com Best Book of the MonthAn Indie Next List selection*An emotionally hard-hitting survival story... A gripping page-turner. -- Publishers Weekly, starred reviewAn impressive combination of suspenseful adventure thriller and cancer narrative... Touching but unsentimental, this is a deeply moving adventure. -- BooklistGemeinhart presents a rousingly riveting two-hanky read. -- Kirkus ReviewsPraise for Some Kind of Courage: A 2017-2018 Texas Bluebonnet Award nominee*This is true adventure with strong underpinnings of moral courage and love... Poignant and real. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review*Exhilarating and enthralling, Courage promises even the most reluctant readers a breakneck adventure that will keep them turning the pages with utter devotion. -- Booklist, starred reviewThis is a terrific book, morally thoughtful and wonderfully well told, that 9- to 14-year-olds are likely to cover at a gallop. -- The Wall Street JournalPraise for Scar Island: An Amazon.com Best Book of the MonthA Junior Library Guild selection*Lord of the Flies set on Alcatraz... It's grotesque, compelling, over-the-top, yet fully realized, and nothing like Gemeinhart's previous work. Children who respond to it well will read it over and over again. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewHoles meets Lord of the Flies in this fast-paced novel... Told with pathos and compassion, this rises above the label of survival story and examines the way truth and redemption are interconnected in one troubled boy's life. -- BooklistA poignant, action-packed story with references to classics Robinson Crusoe and Lord of the Flies... Gemeinhart creates a compulsively readable story with enough teasers to keep the mystery alive until the very end. -- School Library Journal