Gregory Funaro grew up in Cranston, Rhode Island, and wrote his first story, "The Ghost in the Window," in the fourth grade. He considers this to be his finest work, but unfortunately it has been lost to time. Following high school, Greg majored in theatre at the University of New Hampshire and, after various acting gigs, received his AM in theatre arts from Brown University and an MFA in acting from the FSU/Asolo Conservatory. Greg teaches drama at East Carolina University and is busy working on the next book in the Odditorium series.
* "Dive head-, feet-, or face-first into this delicious danger." Kirkus Reviews, starred review"
"The book has all the elements of a good fantasy novel Highly recommended." School Library Connection"
"Verne-ian fantasy and reversal of fortune la Dickens will lure readers into this good-vs.-evil series debut." Kirkus Reviews"
"Ideal for kids who loved Percy Jackson and Harry Potter." Booklist"
"A winning magical adventure." Shelf Awareness"
"With a dash of Dickens and more than a bit of Rowling, this first book in a proposed series should have no trouble finding an audience." VOYA"
Praise for Alistair Grim's Odditorium "Funaro's knack for memorable characters and scenarios shines in this frenetic, entertaining romp." Publishers Weekly"