Jennifer Nielsen

Jennifer Nielsen has personally tested the following theories: Is it safe to do a hand-stand on the monkey bars (Definitely not); Can you cross the upper beam of a barn while hanging on to the roof (As it turns out, yes – but don’t!); How high can you climb a …

Ally Condie

For a long time, Ally Condie did everything in threes. She’s lived in three places (Utah, New York, and London) has had three careers (bookseller, teacher, and writer) wrote a trilogy (MATCHED, CROSSED, and REACHED), ran three marathons, and had three little boys. But now she’s writing a new book, …

Cinda Williams Chima

Cinda Williams Chima grew up with talking animals and kick-butt Barbies. She nearly failed first grade because she was always daydreaming instead of listening. By junior high, she was writing novels in class, which were often confiscated. She was also caught reading a very racy novel in Problems of Democracy …

D. J. MacHale

I am a professional writer because when I was in school I hated to write. Seriously. I did everything I could to avoid writing. When I was in third grade I took one of those standardized psychological tests that ask you a hundred random questions and from that they were …