Gary D. Schmidt (born 1957) is a professor of English at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Schmidt is the author of the short story "There is Another", which was published as part of the 2017 anthology collection From a Certain Point of View. He received both a Newbery Honor and a Printz Honor for Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy and a Newberry Honor for The Wednesday Wars. He has a wife named Anna and six children, and is a self-described practising Baptist. Schmidt and his family live in Alto, Michigan.