Arthur Slade is the author of Dust, a national bestseller and the winner of the 2001 Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature. He has written fifteen other novels including Tribes, Megiddo's Shadow, and Jolted. The Hunchback Assignments, the first novel in his exciting new series, won the 2010 TD Children's Literature Award and was nominated for twelve other literary prizes. He lives in Saskatoon with his wife and daughter. Visit him online at www.arthurslade.com. The Dark Deeps: The Hunchback Assignments II is his latest book.