LUIS CARLOS MONTALVÁN is a New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and advocate. Tuesday is his beloved service dog and recipient of the American Kennel Club’s Humane Fund Award for Canine Excellence. A 17-year veteran of the U.S. Army, Captain Montalván served multiple tours abroad and his decorations include two Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal for Valor, and the Combat Action Badge. In 2010, Montalván completed a master of science from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. A vocal advocate, he regularly appears on local, national, and global media. Luis & Tuesday have spoken, in person, to hundreds of thousands of people across North America about disability awareness, trauma and healing. Montalván’s books have been translated into Chinese, Russian, Hungarian, Thai, Spanish and Japanese, and published in over 54 countries. Having won several International Latino Book Awards, their first children’s book, Tuesday Tucks Me In, has broken new ground in mental health education. Their forthcoming children’s book, Tuesday Takes Me There, will be released on June 14th. A major motion picture, based on their New York Times bestselling book, Until Tuesday, is presently in production.
#1 bestselling Dewey and The Monuments Men, the basis of the recent George Clooney movie. He met Luis and Tuesday in 2009, when he worked with them on Until Tuesday, and he has been inspired by them ever since. Bret lives in Decatur, Georgia with his wife and two children. Visit him at bretwitter.com