OPPEL, Kenneth. Canadian, b. 1967. Genres: Picture/board books, Mystery/Crime/Suspense, Children's fiction, Young adult fiction. Career: Children's writer, novelist, and screenwriter, 1988-; Scholastic Canada, Richmond Hill, Ontario, associate editor, 1989; Quill & Quire, Toronto, Ontario, Books for Young People editor, 1995-96. Publications: PICTURE BOOKS: Cosimo Cat, 1991; Follow That Star, 1994; Peg and the Whale, 2000. JUNIOR FICTION: Colin's Fantastic Video Adventure, 1985; A Bad Case of Ghosts (Antelope), 1993; A Bad Case of Magic (Antelope), 1993; Cosmic Snapshots, 1993; Galactic Snapshots, 1993; A Bad Case of Dinosaurs (Antelope), 1994; A Bad Case of Robots (Antelope), 1994; Emma's Emu, 1995; A Bad Case of Super-Goo (Antelope), 1996. YOUNG ADULT FICTION: The Live-Forever Machine, 1990; Dead Water Zone, 1992; Silver- wing, 1997; Sunwing, 1999; The Devil's Cure, 2000; Firewing, 2002.