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Todd Strasser


USA flag (b.1950)

aka Morton Rhue

Shortly after Todd was born in New York City his parents moved to Roslyn Heights, New York (Long Island). Todd went to the I.U. Willets Elementary school and then attended the Wheatley School for junior high and high school. His best subject was science. He also liked to read, but had difficulty with spelling and grammar, and struggled in English. His favorite sports were tennis, skiing, and fishing.

He studied literature and writing at Beloit College. After college, Todd worked as a reporter at the Middletown Times Herald-Record newspaper in Middletown, New York, and later at Compton Advertising in New York City.

Todd now divides his time between Westchester and Montauk, NY. He likes to read and watch movies, spend time with his grown children, play tennis and ski, but his favorite new sport is surfing.

Genres: Young Adult Romance, Science Fiction
 
Series
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Nighttime Trilogy
Nighttime Trilogy (omnibus) (2008)
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Novels
Angel Dust Blues (1979)
Friends Till the End (1981)
The Wave (1981) (as by Morton Rhue)
Rock 'N' Roll Nights (1982)
Workin' for Peanuts (1983)
Turn It Up! (1984)
A Very Touchy Subject (1985)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Wildlife (1987)
The Mall from Outer Space (1987)
The Family Man (1988)
The Accident (1988)
Cookie (1989)
Pink Cadillac (1989)
Beyond the Reef (1989)
Moving Target (1989)
Home Alone (1991)
The Diving Bell (1992)
Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (1992)
Home Alone 2 (1992)
The Good Son (1993)
Hocus Pocus (1993)
Super Mario Brothers (1993)
Free Willy (1993)
Rookie of the Year (1993)
The Three Musketeers (1993)
Freaked (1993)
The Beverly Hillbillies (1993)
Addams Family Values (1993)
Walt Disneys Peter Pan (1994)
Walt Disney's Lady and the Tramp (1994)
Three Ninja's Kick Back (1994)
The Pagemaster (1994)
The Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
Richie Rich (1994)
Please Don't Be Mine, Julie Valentine! (1995)
Street Fighter II (1995)
Man of the House (1995)
Tall Tale (1995)
How I Changed My Life (1995)
The Amazing Panda Adventure (1995)
Jumanji: Novelization (1996) (with Chris Van Allsburg)
Girl Gives Birth to Own Prom Date (1996)
     aka Next to You!
Howl-A-Ween (1996)
Hey Dad, Get a Life! (1996)
A Horse Called Farmer (1997)
Abe Lincoln for Class President! (1997)
Kidnap Kids (1998)
How I Created My Perfect Prom Date (1998)
How I Spent My Last Night on Earth (1998)
Byte Barkley: Secret Agent K-9 (1999)
Drive Me Crazy (1999)
Give a Boy a Gun (2000)
Con-Fidence (2002)
Thief of Dreams (2003)
Can't Get There from Here (2004)
Cheap Shot (2007)
Boot Camp (2007)
Is That A Glow-in-the-Dark Bunny In Your Pillowcase? (2007)
Is That a Sick Cat in Your Backpack? (2007)
Is That A Dead Dog In Your Locker? (2008)
If I Grow Up (2009)
Is That an Angry Penguin in Your Gym Bag? (2009)
Is That an Unlucky Leprechaun in Your Lunch? (2009)
Famous (2011)
Trailer Girl (2013)
Fallout (2013)
No Place (2014)
The Beast of Cretacea (2015)
The Case of the Murderous Young Millionairess (2016)
Price of Duty (2018)
Summer of '69 (2019)
American Terrorist (2019)
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Collections
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Novellas
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Todd Strasser recommends
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Breathless (2009)
(Breathless)
Jessica Warman
"Poignantly honest and real."
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Silent Alarm (2015)
Jennifer Banash
"Wow, what a book...the story of a school shooting from the point of view of the shooter's sister...gripping from the very first sentence."

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