DIRK McLEAN is the author of children's picture books: Steel Drums and Ice Skates (Groundwood), Play Mas’! A Carnival ABC, and Curtain Up! (Tundra). As well as four YA Sports Stories novels with James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers: Not Out, Team Fugee, Tournament Fugee, and Lone Runner. He has also written radio drama, and stage plays that have toured southern Ontario elementary schools. He is a member of The Writers’ Union of Canada and The Canadian Children’s Book Centre, CAN: SCAIP and IBBY Canada. Dirk was born in Trinidad & Tobago and lives in Toronto. Lone Runner is his latest YA Sports novel.