|“||All the crazy comes from me. And yet I'm a perfectly nice guy in real life. I don't commit more than one gruesome murder per year.||”|
—Michael Grant about the craziness in the series
Grant was raised in a military family, attending ten schools in five states, as well as three schools in France. As an adult, he became a writer in part because "it was one of the few jobs that wouldn't tie him down to a specific location". He has lived in almost 50 homes in 14 states. He currently resides in Southern California with his wife Katherine, and his two children.
His other works include BZRK, Messenger of Fear, Front Lines, and The Magnificent 12.