Robin LaFevers was raised on a steady diet of fairy tales, Bulfinch’s mythology, and 19th-century poetry. It is not surprising she grew up to be a hopeless romantic. She has also spent a large portion of her life being told she was making up things that weren’t there, which only proves she was destined to write fiction. She is the author of fourteen books for young readers, including the Theodosia series as well as the Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist series. Her latest book, Grave Mercy (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012) is a young adult romance about assassin nuns in medieval France. It received five starred reviews and was a Booklist Editor’s Choice for 2012, as well as a Kirkus Review, School Library Journal, Publisher’s Weekly and Amazon Best Book of 2012. She also writes a monthly column for the popular WriterUnboxed.com. Though she has never trained as an assassin or joined a convent, she has been on a search for answers to life’s mysteries for as long as she can remember. She currently lives with her husband and a demonic cat in Southern California. To learn more about Robin or her books, please visit www.robinlafevers.com or www.rllafevers.com.
Novelist and screenwriter, Jennifer Bosworth, lives in Los Angeles, CA, where she is the writer half of a writer/director team with her husband, Ryan Bosworth. Jennifer's YA debut, Struck, a post-apocalyptic novel set in earthquake ravaged Los Angeles, is part of Macmillan's Fierce Reads campaign. Jennifer's short films have screened at the Zero Film Festival, the Burbank International Film Festival, and the Los Angeles Film and Music Festival. Learn more about Jennifer and view her short films and the Struck book trailer at http://www.jenniferbosworth.com.
Edgar-nominated author Bruce Hale is passionate about inspiring reluctant readers to open books (and read them). He has written or illustrated nearly 30 seriously funny books for children, including the award-winning Chet Gecko Mysteries series, Snoring Beauty (one of Oprah’s Recommended Reads for Kids), and the comics-novel hybrid, Underwhere.
An actor and Fulbright Scholar in Storytelling, Bruce is in demand as a speaker, having presented at conferences, universities, and schools all across North America – from Alaska to Florida, and from the Maui Writers Conference to the Surrey (BC) International Writers Conference. His acting resume includes regional commercials, theater, and an independent film, The Ride. Bruce also sings with Mezcal Martini, a latin jazz combo in Santa Barbara.