Ted Macaluso writes science fiction stories, adventure tales, and books for kids about art. He was born in Brooklyn, New York. His father was a scientist; his mother an artist. He has been a college professor and a successful research writer and editor for scientific studies of child nutrition and hunger. But he  always loved storytelling. He now writes fiction full-time.

His first children’s book, Vincent, Theo and the Fox, is a story about Vincent van Gogh and growing up. Kirkus Reviews called it “…a charming, unique way to introduce youngsters to great art while providing an important message.” The Washington Post said “…the colorful paintings jump off the pages and will give you a lot to think about…Macaluso wants to share the beauty of the art world with all kids. And even if they don’t admit it right away, it’s cool. Very cool.”

Ted earned his Ph.D. at The Johns Hopkins University. In his first career, he specialized in social science research and persuasive writing, providing the “win themes” and research designs for numerous grant proposals. If you want to see some of the child nutrition research studies in which Ted was involved click here.

Ted now concentrates full time on creative writing. He studied at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland, taking courses on writing for children, writing science fiction and fantasy, plot development and much more. Ted is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and Americans for the Arts. His short story, The Recall, was a winner in The Washington City Paper 2018 Fiction Contest.

1-354-IMAG0058Ted lives in Reston, Virginia with his lovely wife, kind-hearted dog, and frequ8ently mischHievous word zprocessor. His son is in law school. You can read Ted’s blog on art, children’s books and more at When he isn’t writing, reading, or hanging in a cafe with other writers, Ted likes hiking, travel, and photography.

Click here to go to Amazon and see Vincent, Theo and the Fox.

©2016 – 2018 by Ted Macaluso.