Michael J. Pellowski was born on January 24, 1949 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He received a B.A. in kinesiology from Rutgers University in 1971. He has been a full-time professional writer and artist for over 35 years and specializes in sports books, humor, joke and riddle books, juvenile fiction and non-fiction, picture books, comic books, and graphic novels. His works include Wild and Wacky Pet Jokes and Riddles, Joke and Riddle Jackpot, A Little Giant Book: Football Facts, and A Little Giant Book: Weird and Wacky Facts.