DC Pierson is an author, actor, and comedian. His first novel The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep And Never Had To was published by Vintage in 2010 and went on to win the American Library Association's ALEX Award. His most recent novel, Crap Kingdom, about a kid who discovers he's the Chosen One in a really crappy fantasy world, was published by Viking in 2013. His comedy group DERRICK made a movie called "Mystery Team" that went to Sundance in 2009. Their comedy videos have been viewed over 250 million times online. A half-hour of his stand-up and his storytelling show "DC Pierson Is Bad At Girls" can be seen at his YouTube page, http://youtube.com/dcpierson, and he writes frequently at http://dcpierson.tumblr.com. He performs every Sunday night in UCBLA's Shitty Jobs.