Meet the Writers welcomes Steve Sheinkin to 5th Grade on May 27, 2016. A native of New York City (and a few other places along the way), Steve loved action stories and outdoor adventures as a kid, including his all-time favorite book Mutiny on the Bounty. After attending Syracuse University, he worked for the National Audubon Society in Washington, D.C., and later wrote screenplays and made movies with his brother in Austin, Texas. He eventually moved back to New York and started writing short stories and crafting his Rabbi Harvey graphic novel. For many years he earned his living working for an educational publishing company, where he wrote and edited chapters for textbooks. He funneled all the history stories he was never allowed to put in the textbooks into his own books, such as King George: What Was His Problem? His celebrated books contain many such stories and include Most Dangerous, Bomb, The Race to Build – and Steal – the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon (a Newbery Honor Book and a National Book Award Finalist), The Notorious Benedict Arnold, The Port Chicago 50, Lincoln’s Grave Robbers and others. He currently resides in Saratoga Springs, New York, with his wife and two kids.