1. He decided he wanted to write books for children when he was working at a summer camp because the camp’s book collection was so bad that he started making up stories to entertain the campers.
2. He has a dog named Henry.
3. He got his idea for his first book while he was in the shower.
4. He created the Echo Park Time Travel Mart, a convenience store for time travelers.
5. He was born in California in 1982.
Learn more about Mac Barnett and his books at his website, http://macbarnett.com/.