Ever since his childhood in Ohio, author Drew Daywalt has been creating escapist fantasy, horror & comedy. With a BFA in creative writing from Emerson College in Boston in 1992, Drew set off to Hollywood where he wrote for Disney & Universal on Timon & Pumba, Buzz Lightyear, and Woody Woodpecker. He also wrote the Emmy nominated animated series The Wacky World of Tex Avery.
His first trip into live action landed him studio screenwriting and directing work with such Hollywood luminaries as Lawrence Bender, Tony Scott & Jerry Bruckheimer.
In 2013, Daywalt’s debut picture book, THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT spent a year on the NYT Bestseller List at #1, and remains on the list to this day, over five years later. The sequel book, THE DAY THE CRAYONS CAME HOME also spent a year as a NYT Bestseller, and his third book, THE LEGEND OF ROCK PAPER SCISSORS is a NYT Bestseller as well.
Daywalt has also written a Star Wars book for Lucasfilm Publishing, called BB-8 ON THE RUN.
His books, SLEEPY THE GOODNIGHT BUDDY and THE EPIC ADVENTURES OF HUGGIE AND STICK have both been recently released to rave reviews and two national book tours.
He has received 65 awards for his children’s writing, including the covetted E.B. White Read Aloud Award and the Time Magazine Top 100 Best Children’s Books of All Time.
THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT - Philomel - June 2013
THE DAY THE CRAYONS CAME HOME - Philomel - August 2015
THE LEGEND OF ROCK PAPER SCISSORS - HarperCollins - April 2017
STAR WARS: BB-8 on the Run - Lucasfilm Publishing - Sept 2017
SLEEPY, THE GOODNIGHT BUDDY - Disney - Sept 2018
THE EPIC ADVENTURES OF HUGGIE AND STICK - Philomel - Oct 2018