J.D. Griffo is the award-winning author of the Ferrara Family Mysteries, several screenplays, and a number of YA novels written under the name Michael Griffo. A graduate of New York University, he has studied at Playwrights Horizons and Gotham Writers Workshop. Like his series protagonist, Jinx Ferrara, he's from a large Italian-American family and grew up in New Jersey, where he currently resides. He can be found online at MichaelGriffo.com, on Instagram @j.d.griffo or on Twitter @Michael2264.