C.W. Grody (1961-happily still present) grew up in Fairborn, Ohio, which mostly consists of an Air Force base with really big planes, car lots with dealers who have delusions of entertainment greatness, and fast-food restaurants that sometimes sell real food. Since Before You Were Born is inspired by his childhood, and Grody says the book is supposed to be funny (which we hope isn’t another Fairborn delusion).
Grody’s day job is as a licensed independent social worker in Worthington, Ohio, where he specializes in family therapy. (That might be a shocker to those of you who read this book; let’s just say many of those experiences inspired his desire to work with families.)
Before becoming a social worker, Grody was a full-time writer. He published 12 books for children as Carl W. Grody. He also wrote hundreds of articles for national magazines; among others, his work appeared in Sports Illustrated, Boys Life, and Sport. He also was a regular contributor to Hoop, the official magazine of the NBA, for several years in the 1990s.
Grody is working on several new projects, including a companion book to Since Before You Were Born. (So you can’t say we didn’t warn you.)