Mike Carey has been making up stories for most of his life. His novel The Girl With All the Gifts, written as M. R. Carey, was a USA Today bestseller and a major motion picture based on his BAFTA-nominated screenplay. Mike Carey has written for both DC and Marvel, including critically acclaimed runs on X-Men and Fantastic Four, Marvel's flagship superhero titles. His creator-owned books regularly appear in the New York Times bestseller list. He also has several previous novels, two radio plays, and a number of TV and movie screenplays to his credit.