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About Scott Westerfeld

Scott Westerfeld is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Uglies series, which has been translated into 35 languages; the Zeroes series (cowritten with Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti); Afterworlds; and many other books for young readers. He was born in Texas, and alternates summers between Sydney, Australia and New York City.

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About Jennifer A. Nielsen

Jennifer A. Nielsen is the acclaimed author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Ascendance Trilogy: The False Prince, The Runaway King, and The Shadow Throne. She also wrote the New York Times bestselling Mark of the Thief trilogy: Mark of the Thief, Rise of the Wolf, and Wrath of the Storm; the standalone fantasy The Scourge; the historical thriller A Night Divided; the second book in the Horizon series, Deadzone; and Book Six of the Infinity Ring series, Behind Enemy Lines. Jennifer lives in northern Utah with her husband, their three children, and a perpetually muddy dog.

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About Jude Watson

Jude Watson is the author of the critically acclaimed, bestselling Loot and its sequel, Sting, along with five 39 Clues books: Beyond the Grave, In Too Deep, Vespers Rising, A King’s Ransom, and Mission Titanic. She is also the author of the bestselling Star Wars: The Last of the Jedi and Jedi Quest series. As Judy Blundell, she wrote What I Saw and How I Lied, the 2008 winner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. She lives in Katonah, New York, with her husband and daughter.