Troy Tompkins, known as Troy CLE, is an American fiction writer from East Orange, New Jersey. He is the author of The Marvelous Effect, the first book in The Marvelous World series. The book follows young African-American protagonist Louis Proof, often referred to as a "Black Harry Potter." The book was released by Simon & Schuster and Random House on May 22, 2007. Troy is a graduate of Seton Hall Preparatory School and New York University (NYU).