Chad Morris: Mormon Author
Chad Morris is the author of several books for children including the Cragbridge Hall series (The Inventor’s Secret, The Impossible Race, The Avatar Battle) and Mustaches for Maddie; the latter won the prestigious Buckeye Children's Book Award for 2018 and tells the story of courage and humor in facing trials. It is based on his daughter Maddie who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2013. He contributed to True Heroes: A Treasury of Modern-Day Fairy Tales with bestselling authors Shannon Hale, Brandon Mull, Ally Condie and others.
Morris is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. At Brigham Young University he wrote and performed sketch comedy and after his graduation he taught school and was a curriculum writer. He and his wife, author Shelly Brown, are the parents of five children. They co-wrote Willa and the Whale and Squint, which won the Nebraska Book award for 2019.