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"Delightful fun for budding mystery fans"-Kirkus

Knopf Books for Young Readers
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About Me

I saw my first episode of The Twilight Zone in fifth grade. Ever since then, I've wanted to tell strange and mysterious stories. When I read Ellen Raskin's The Westing Game in sixth grade, I knew I wanted to be a writer. 

Now, my two passions are writing and teaching. When I'm not in my high school English and History classrooms, I like playing ping-pong, solving mysteries, and rooting for the Cleveland Cavaliers. I live with my wife and two children in Bay Village, Ohio. 

Praise for FSM

 “Cornett has a lot of fun with this adventure...Most importantly, he plays fair with the clues throughout, allowing astute readers to potentially solve the case ahead of the trio. The tone and mystery are perfect for younger readers who want to test their detective skills but are put off by anything scary or gory...Delightful fun for budding mystery fans.” -Kirkus

"The One and Onlys seem primed to become a popular trio among readers who enjoy an old-fashioned whodunit." - Publishers Weekly

“The perfect mix of hilarious and heartwarming—kids won’t be able to get enough of Paul and his friends’ Bellwood adventures.”—Elsie Chapman, author of All the Ways Home

"A diverting mystery with clever misdirection that will  keep readers guessing until the end." -The Bulletin

"...a fun, wholesome and imaginative mystery for middle graders." -Author Elizabeth Doyle Carey for Kidlit Review

"...a laugh-out-loud, fast-paced, puzzling tale that had me speculating (and chuckling) until the very extremely enjoyable, clever read that was more fun than a barrel of monkeys...or rubber duckies." -@bandofmgbooks

"A trio of friends crack the case in this feel-good middle grade debut...the quirkiness of the premise and the light, punny humor give the narrative its momentum." -Booklist

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