Joe Ballarini is a screenwriter who's worked on numerous feature films, including My Little Pony: The Movie and the zombie comedy cult classic Dance of the Dead. He has written family films, horror films, silly comedies, and sweeping adventures. He lives with his wife, their son, and their two rescue dogs in Los Angeles, California.
Praise for A BABYSITTER'S GUIDE TO MONSTER HUNTING #1: "This
shining gem in the campy monster drama genre is a step up from R.L.
Stine's Goosebumps."--School Library Journal
"A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting is scary, funny, clever, and filled with heart. Best of all, the main character, Kelly Ferguson, proves a smart, appealing, and very real hero. You will root for her, and then you will root for a sequel."--Gabrielle Zevin, New York Times Bestselling Author
"A nonstop thrillventure about how to overcome your monsters!"--John Lee, director of Pee Wee's Big Holiday
"A reminder that monsters believe in you even if you don't believe in them."--Adam Robitel, director of Insidious and The Taking of Deborah Logan
"A rich, wonderful, and exciting world of characters and action. A superfun read!"--Ian Bryce, producer of Transformers
"A series opener that melds Goosebumps and the Baby-Sitters Club with ironic glue."--Kirkus Reviews
"Ballarini's action-packed debut is amazing! An adventure roller-coaster ride with crazy chases, daring escapes, exploding teddy bears, enchanted weaponry, and an army of nightmares."--Callum Greene, executive producer of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
"Joe Ballarini's book is an anthem for female friendship and the power that comes with it."--Ali Bell, executive producer Ghostbusters
"This new series gives babysitting a daring edge and sets up girls outside of the popular crowd as heroines. An entertaining debut."--Booklist