F.T. Bradley
MG/YA Mystery Author

News and Events

Here's where you'll find me Winter/Spring 2015:

Feb. 5, 2015: CCIRA Conference (Denver, CO):
I’ll be at the SCBWI table! 

Feb. 14, 2015: Pikes Peak Writers one day conference (Colorado Springs, CO)
I’m hosting a free workshop on plotting a novel using plot points. 

Apr. 11, 2015: Colorado Teen Literature Conference
(Denver, CO)
Presenting a workshop on reaching reluctant MG and YA readers.

Apr. 24-26, 2015: Pikes Peak Writers Conference
(Colorado Springs, CO)
Faculty member, presenting various workshops on writing. 

Previous appearances:

Oct. 11:
Arapahoe Library District Teen Author Open House
Smoky Hill Library, CO

Nov. 14: Bouchercon Mystery Convention, Long Beach, CA

Mar. 7: Young Author Fest, William Carey Univ. (Hattiesburg, MS) 

Mar. 15: Mobile Teen Writing Fair (Mobile, AL)

Apr. 19: Alabama Book Festival (Montgomery, AL)

About F.T. Bradley


I’m F.T. Bradley, and I write YA and middle-grade mysteries. I hope you’ll have a chance to read the Double Vision series, featuring Linc Baker. Like Linc’s grandpa in the books, I love anything mystery or crime, whether it’s a book, TV show or movie. 

I’m also a bit of a history nut: I like to find out little pieces of information about historical figures (like Leonardo da Vinci and George Washington) that I can relate to. Did you know, for instance, that da Vinci was really kind to animals, and would buy birds on the French market just to set them free? History is full of cool nuggets like that.

Find out more about me on the Bio page (link above), or at the Author Q&A page. If you’re a parent or educator, find out more about the Double Vision series; there are some great resources to use in the classroom, and links to spy games for kids.

Spy on, everyone!

Praise for the Double Vision trilogy

"Bradley combines history, familiar Washington, D.C. landmarks, dangerous obstacles, and a witty voice in this brisk, satisfying novel."
The Horn Book, about
Double Vision: Code Name 711

“Ingenious. Bradley cleverly weaves adventure and history throughout this fast-paced book. A must read for mystery fans, including reluctant readers.” 
School Library Journal, about Double Vision: Code Name 711

Lincoln Baker is an awesome main character: savvy, funny, and like a young James Bond, he can’t resist the chance to start some trouble. Give him a mystery to solve, stick him in Paris, arm him with gadgets, and watch stuff go boom.”
Jack D. Ferraiolo, Edgar-Award winning author of The Quick Fix

A great voice, with a good heart, some self-awareness, and a funny style.” 
The Horn Book

“A cool caper with great Washington D.C. locations. The perfect page-turner for reluctant readers.”
Dan Gutman, New York Times bestselling author of The Genius Files

"DOUBLE VISION delivers a double dose of intrigue, action, and fun. Linc Baker is my kind of hero:  He's funny!"
Chris Grabenstein, Award winning author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

"I would recommend this book to kids who are looking for an action adventure, 
James Bond-ish, and just plain fun book to read.”
Seattle Mystery Bookshop

“The story moves quickly with witty prose and enjoyable characters. Linc’s persistence and ability to cause chaos win the day.”
School Library Journal