Kwame Mbalia

Kwame is a husband, father, writer, a New York Times bestselling author, and a former pharmaceutical metrologist in that order.

His debut middle-grade novel, TRISTAN STRONG PUNCHES A HOLE IN THE SKY was awarded a Coretta Scott King Author Honor, and it–along with the sequels TRISTAN STRONG DESTROYS THE WORLD and TRISTAN STRONG KEEPS PUNCHING, out October 5th–is published by Rick Riordan Presents/Disney-Hyperion.

 He is the co-author of LAST GATE OF THE EMPEROR with Prince Joel Makonnen, from Scholastic Books, and the editor of BLACK BOY JOY, a middle grade anthology from Delacourte, out August 3rd. A Howard University graduate and a Midwesterner now in North Carolina, he survives on Dad jokes and Cheezits.

Books in order of publication:

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky –(Tristan Strong # 1) – 2019

Tristan Strong Destroys the World – (Tristan Strong # 2) – 2020

Last Gate of the Emperor – 2021

Tristan Strong Keeps Punching – (Tristan Strong # 3) – 2021

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