Garth Stein is the author of Raven Stole the Moon, How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets, The Art of Racing in the Rain and A Sudden Light. The Art of Racing in the Rain has sold more than 4 million copies in 35 languages, and spent more than three years on the New York Times bestseller list. It has inspired a Young Reader edition as well as a children's picture book adaptation (2014) and is currently in development with Universal Studios for a major motion picture. A sudden light made the New York Times bestseller list in 2014. Before turning to writing full-time, Garth was a documentary filmmaker, directing, editing, and/or producing several award-winning films, including The Lunch Date, winner of the Academy award for live action short in 1990, and The Last Party, starring Robert Downey, Jr.