Eoin Colfer was born in Wexford, Ireland. He attained worldwide notice in 2002, when his first Artemis Fowl book was published. He then became a New York Times best-selling author of books for children and teens, known for writing the Artemis Fowl series, Half Moon Investigations, and The Supernaturalist, along with the Eoin Colfer's The Legend of... books. In January 2008, Colfer published a book titled Airman, which was a New York Times bestseller. To date the majority of his works have reached the New York Times Bestseller list at least once.