According to the bio on his website: "Doug Solter began writing screenplays in 1998, then made the switch to writing young adult fiction in 2008. His first novel Skid was a screenplay before it was adapted into a book. Doug has worked in television for over twenty years. He has directed rap music videos and short films. Doug respects cats, loves the mountains, and one time walked the streets of Barcelona with a smile. Doug is an active member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
His screenplays have been semi and quarter finalists in the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences' Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting."