Eric Elfman is the author or co-author of fourteen books for kids and adults, including the award-winning Middle Grade Accelerati trilogy (Tesla’s Attic, Edison’s Alley, & Hawking’s Hallway) from Little Brown, co-written with Neal Shusterman; and Almanac of the Gross, Disgusting & Totally Repulsive (named an ALA Recommended Book for Reluctant Readers) from Random House. His latest book, I Am the Walrus, also co-written with Neal, is a comic sci-fi/ fantasy adventure inspired in equal parts by Jay Ward and Douglas Adams, names that will probably mean nothing to the middle graders the book is aimed at, but will hopefully register with their parents or teachers! It will be published by Little Brown in April 2023.
Eric has spoken on writing at many SCBWI conferences and events, has been a panelist at the San Francisco Writers Conference, and has served on the faculty of the Big Sur Children’s Writing Workshop for several years. As a screenwriter, he has written for a number of Hollywood studios, including Dreamworks, Universal Studios, and Walden Media. Eric and Neal co-wrote a TV adaptation of Tesla’s Attic for Disney TV.
Also a private writing coach, Eric has a number of award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors among his clients.