About Brandon Mull
Brandon Mull is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series. As a kid, he had a dog, a cat, a horse, some goldfish (won at a school carnival), and briefly a tarantula (captured in his neighborhood). He now lives in Utah with his wife, four kids, and the family dog.
About Maggie Stiefvater
Maggie Stiefvater is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Shiver Trilogy and THE RAVEN BOYS. She lives in the middle of nowhere, Virginia, with her husband, her two children, three dogs, two rats, one cat, a tank of fish, and two Miniature Silky Fainting Goats named General and Specific. She also has a 1973 Camaro named Loki which is her spirit animal.
About Garth Nix & Sean Williams
Garth Nix is the bestselling author of many award-winning books, including The Abhorsen Trilogy, The Seventh Tower series, The Keys to the Kingdom series, and The Troubletwisters series (with Sean Williams). Garth lives in Sydney, Australia with his family and two budgerigars, who entertain many visiting parrots, but pretend not to be home when the neighbor's cats come by.
Sean Williams is the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Twinmaker and co-author with Garth Nix of the Troubletwisters series. He lives in Adelaide, South Australia with his wife, two stepsons, and a charming pair of green tree frogs on loan from globe-trotting relatives.
About Shannon Hale
Shannon Hale is the New York Times bestselling author of The Goose Girl, Rapunzel's Revenge, Ever After High, and Newbery Honor winner Princess Academy. Her past pets include rabbits, birds, dogs, cats, lizards, and a snake who broke the world record for longevity. Currently her pets include four small children. She can be found herding them with her husband, author Dean Hale, somewhere in Utah.
About Tui T. Sutherland
Tui Sutherland is a Jeopardy! champion and the author of the bestselling series Wings of Fire, the Menagerie trilogy, the Pet Trouble series, and three books in the bestselling Seekers series (with the Erin Hunter team). Right now she has just one dog, Sunshine, but growing up she had piglets, shrieking monkeys, and a villainish kitten. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, two sons, and Sunshine.
About Eliot Schrefer
Eliot Schrefer is the National Book Award Finalist author of ENDANGERED, about a girl surviving wartime in Congo with an orphaned ape. His research for the Great Ape Quartet has led him to a bonobo sanctuary in the Democratic Republic of Congo and on a boat trek through the jungles of Borneo. He once worked as a sea turtle research assistant and had many fish while growing up, of which only the catfish survived.
About Marie Lu
Marie Lu is the New York Times bestselling author of the LEGEND Trilogy. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked in the video game industry as a Flash artist. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her fiancee, one Chihuahua mix, and two Pembroke Welsh Corgis, and spends her time writing, reading, drawing, playing video games, and getting stuck in traffic.
About Victoria Schwab
Victoria Schwab is the author of nearly a dozen books for children, teens, and adults, including THE ARCHIVED and A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC. When she’s not wandering the Scottish countryside or huddled in a French cafe, she’s curled up in her Nashville home with two big dogs and two noisy cats, drinking tea and dreaming up monsters.
About Varian Johnson
Varian Johnson is the author of six novels for children and young adults, including the middle grade capers The Great Greene Heist and To Catch a Cheat. A former structural engineer, he now lives outside of Austin, TX with his family and two cocker spaniels.
About Jonathan Auxier
Jonathan Auxier writes strange stories for strange children--including Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes, The Night Gardener, and Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard. Raised in Canada, Jonathan now lives in Pittsburgh with his wife and family.
About Nick Eliopulos
Nick Eliopulos is an editor of books for kids and teenagers. His short stories have appeared in Spirit Animals: Tales of the Great Beasts and Stuck in the Middle: Seventeen Comics from an Unpleasant Age. An avid fan of comics, games, and monster movies, he lives in Brooklyn with two fish named after characters from a soap opera.
About Sarah Prineas
Sarah Prineas is the author of The Magic Thief, Ash & Bramble, and Winterling series. She lives in Iowa with her mad-scientist husband, two kids, two dogs, two cats, chickens, and a bunch of goats.