Todd McClimans is an elementary school principal and a former fifth grade teacher. He's always been a fantasy nerd (Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Narnia), but didn't care much about history until he started teaching the American Revolution to my first fifth graders. He fell in love with the riveting stories about the brave patriots and their struggle for independence during the Revolutionary War. His aim with Time Traitor, and the rest of the American Epochs series, is to bring history to life for young readers by telling stories with a careful mixture of historical fact and fantastical storytelling. He wants his readers to understand some of the most important epochs in American history through the eyes of characters to which they can relate.