Val Emmich is a writer, singer-songwriter, and actor who was dubbed a 'Renaissance man' by the New York Post. His debut novel, The Reminders,received rave reviews. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are the Tony, Oscar , and Golden Globe-winning songwriting team behind the Broadway musicals Dear Evan Hansen and A Christmas Story- The Musical. Film projects include La La Land and Trolls. Steven Levenson is the Tony Award-winning book writer of Dear Evan Hansen. His plays include If I Forget, The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin, Core Values, The Language of Trees, and Seven Minutes in Heaven.
'Alongside the show's creators, actor and writer Emmich (The Reminders) is well suited to the task of taking Evan's tortured conscience from stage to page, offering a particularly authentic first-person narration about family dynamics, the importance of kindness, and the horrors of not fitting in at high school. The timely plotline, about how one innocent lie can spin out of control with the help of the internet, makes this a must-read for teens and those who care about them.' * Publishers Weekly *