Paul Langan was born the year of 1972 in Philadelphia .He spent his early childhood in the area of Philadelphia before moving to live in New Jersey with his mother . Before becoming an author Paul was an salesperson and an attendant at an horse ranch .In 1991 he enrolled into Camden College but he later transferred to La Salle University .After years of contributing to other author's books he decided to venture off and write own books . He also was an editor of the series Bluford and the co-author of five of the ten novels as follow The Bully, The Gun, Summer of Secrets, Brothers in Arms, and Blood Is Thicker. His stories reflect his personal experiences of his life , from the difficulties of growing up without a father and the many challenges students still face today . Overall his books are very inspirational about life in so many ways and almost everyone can relate to them in some form .