Ever had a STUPID nickname? A ROTTEN run of bad luck? A BEST friend who just looks on the BRIGHT side-even when the bright side looks BLACK? Well, Eric Vale's got all three, and they're pushing him towards the EPIC-EST of all EPIC FAILS!
Michael Gerard Bauer was born in Brisbane. He taught at schools in the Brisbane–Ipswich region before resigning in 2000 to pursue his dream of being a published writer. He is the much awarded author of The Running Man, and the popular Ishmael books, including the third in the series, Ishmael and the Hoops of Steel. Joe Bauer is a young filmmaker whose recent film The Killage has enjoyed international critical success. He is the creator of the original covers for the Ishmael books. This is his first illustrated book.