Daniel Wallace is the author of five novels, including his first, Big Fish, and the forthcoming The Kings and Queens of Roam, which will be released in May, 2013. His books have been translated into 25 languages, adapted into film, songs and cartoons, and taught in high schools and colleges across the country. In spring, 2013, Big Fish, the Musical, will open for previews in Chicago, and premiere on Broadway in the fall. He is the J Ross McDonald Distinguished Professor of English at the University of North Carolina, where he directs the creative writing program. He lives in Chapel Hill with his wife Laura.