According to the bio on Amazon: "Middle grade author Grant Goodman draws inspiration from what drove his imagination as a kid: a love of comics, cartoons, and video games.
Grant's magic formula is to take little pieces of what inspires him, and then weave them together to make something that's all his own. His Agent Darcy & Ninja Steve series is a combination of his first job as a martial arts instructor, the heartfelt friendships in Avatar: The Last Airbender, and the imagination of Adventure Time's landscapes.
Grant enjoys stories that have magic, robots, dragons, ghosts, or vampires, but what he loves most about a great book is when characters gain new skills that help them to become better people. As an author, he finds real value when his readers see characters make progress, grow their friendship circles, feel more secure about their place in the world, and achieve the goals they've always dreamed of achieving.
When he's not busy writing about ninjas, gadgets, special agents, and secret powers, Grant is busy teaching high school English classes in Maryland, reading comics, and cooking up new recipes with his wife."