Tim Federle is the award-winning author of the autobiographical novels "Better Nate Than Ever "and its sequel "Five, Six, Seven, Nate!" (Lambda Literary Award winner), which were named best books of the year by the "New York Times" and the American Booksellers Association, respectively, and called "one of the best new middle grade series" by "School Library Journal". "The Great American Whatever "was inspired by an accident near Tim's high school in Pittsburgh that changed the community forever. It is his first novel for young adults. Connect with the author on Instagram and Twitter at @TimFederle, and at TimFederle.com.