Laini Taylor is the New York Times bestselling author of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy: Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Days of Blood & Starlight, and Dreams of Gods & Monsters, and the companion novella A Night of Cake & Puppets. She is also the author of the Dreamdark books Blackbringer and Silksinger; the National Book Award finalist Lips Touch: Three Times; and Strange the Dreamer. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, illustrator Jim Di Bartolo, and their daughter Clementine.
Kheryn Callender is originally from Saint Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. Kheryn has a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and an MFA from the New School’s writing for children program. They are also the author of the middle grade novel Hurricane Child. This is their debut young adult novel.