About the author
Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate are the co-authors of EVE AND ADAM. Gennifer Albin is the author of CREWEL, the first in the Crewel World series. Leigh Bardugo is the author of SHADOW AND BONE, the first book in the Grisha Trilogy. Marissa Meyer is the author of CINDER, the first book in the Lunar Chronicles. Gabrielle Zevin is the author of ALL THESE THINGS I'VE DONE, the first book in the Birthright series. Ann Aguirre is the author of ENCLAVE, the first book in the Razorland trilogy. Lish McBride is the author of HOLD ME CLOSER, NECROMANCER.
Katherine Applegate is the author of many books for children and young adults, including the award-winning Home of the Brave. Her husband, Michael Grant, is the author of the BZRK series and the bestselling Gone series. Together they wrote the popular Animorphs series. They live in Northern California with their two children and numerous unmanageable pets.
Gennifer Albin holds a masters degree in English Literature from the University of Missouri. During her student years she served as an editor for Pleaides and The Missouri Review, and since then she's founded the tremendously popular blog theconnectedmom.com.
Leigh Bardugo was born in Jerusalem, raised in Los Angeles, and graduated from Yale University. She is fond of glamour, ghouls, and costuming, and gets to indulge all of these fancies in her other life as a makeup artist. She can occasionally be heard singing with her band, Captain Automatic.
Marissa Meyer is the New York Times bestselling author of Cinder. She was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington, home of Almond Roca and Stadium High School, which was made famous when Heath Ledger danced down the stadium steps in "10 Things I Hate About You." Marissa didn't actually go to Stadium High School, but she did attend Pacific Lutheran University, where she earned her bachelor's degree in Creative Writing. She still lives in Tacoma, now with her husband.
Gabrielle Zevin is the author of Elsewhere, Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac, and All These Things I've Done. Of her writing, The New York Times Book Review said, "Zevin's touch is marvelously light even as she considers profundities." She lives in New York City.
Ann Aguirre is a national bestselling author whose first novel for young adults, Enclave, was praised as "for fans of The Hunger Games" by Publishers Weekly. She lives in Mexico with her husband, two children, two cats, and one very lazy dog. Lish McBride grew up in the Pacific Northwest and got her MFA in fiction from the University of New Orleans. Lish lives happily in Seattle with her family, two cats, and one very put-upon Chihuahua.