Josh Berk is the author of the teen novels The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin (named a best book for teens of 2010 by Kirkus Reviews & and Guy Langman: Crime Scene Proscrastinator (2012) as well as the middle grade mysteries Strike Three You’re Dead and Say It Ain’t So. He is also the co-author of the horror/comedy CAMP MURDERFACE series for kids, co-written with Saundra Mitchell.


Q: Hey Josh, where do you live?

A: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Q: Can you tell us more about your books?

A: Sure, in 2010 The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin was a named “best book of the year” in 2010 by Kirkus Reviews and It was also awarded a Parent’s Choice Silver medal, a starred review from School Library Journal, and a perfect 10 from VOYA! Guy Langman: Crime Scene Procrastinator did not win any awards, which I think we can all agree is the real crime. Strike Three, You’re Dead was nominated for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America! Mostly I’ve written mysteries for kids and teens with lots of jokes. I love jokes! I co-wrote the Camp Murderface series with Saundra Mitchell. It has lots of jokes too and also is scary! I got scared writing it — true story.

Q: Can you tell me more things for my school report/article/creepy dossier I’m keeping on you?

A: Okay kind of weird but I guess… I’m a librarian. Both of my parents are retired librarians. I like comedy and baseball and dogs. Um, I’m pretty tall? Okay kind of tall. Like, a little above average. There’s a Wikipedia page which has mostly true information.