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Trenton Lee Stewart

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Trenton Lee Stewart

Trenton Lee Stewart, from Hot Springs, Arkansas, was born on May 27, 1970. His interest in writing began in the third grade. He received a bachelor's degree in English from Henrix College. In 1995, he attended the University of Iowa's Writers' Workshop, receiving an MFA in creative writing. Flood Summer was published in 2005 and The Mysterious Benedict Society in 2007. The Mysterious Benedict Society remained on The New York Times Best Seller list for over a year. 

After teaching several creative writing corses, Stewart and his family returned to Arkansas where he began writing full-time. Two more books were completed in the series: The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey in 2008, and The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma in 2009, both of which appeared on The New York Times Best Seller list. In 2012, a prequel to the series, titled The Extrordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict, was published. 

The Secret Keepers  is the most recent novel of Stewart's that has been added to the HMS library. It is about a magical watch and a string of secrets. Is knowing a secret a gift or a curse? Decide when you read The Secret Keepers.