Dan Gutman is an American writer of children's fiction who lives in New York City. He is best known for the popular young reader book series The Genius Files and My Weird School. The My Weird School series and its several companion series center around Arlo "A.J." Jervis and his school adventures. Gutman's other notable works include the first book in the Baseball Card Adventures series, Honus and Me, The Homework Machine, The Kid Who Ran for President , and several non-fiction books from early in his career.