L. A. CAMPBELL grew up in Park Ridge, New Jersey, and attended the University of Colorado, graduating with a degree in journalism. She started her own ad agency, which won awards for work on such brands as Comedy Central and New York magazine. Cartboy and the Time Capsule is her first book. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.
"Campbell's debut is fast and funny and dotted with drawings, labeled pictures, and goofy timelines. Hal's authentic voice and realistic twelve-year-old sense of humor will hook Wimpy Kid fans." --Kirkus Reviews"Occasional doodles and well-placed spot photos enhance the quirky humor. Sure, this sad-sack path blazed by Jeff Kinney's Wimpy Kid is familiar ground, but Hal treads it well, and readers will find it easy to spend time with him." --The Horn Book