Kristin Cashore

Kristin Cashore grew up in northeast Pennsylvania and has a master's degree from the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons College. She lives in the Boston area. Her epic fantasy novels set in the Graceling Realm— "Graceling," "Fire," and "Bitterblue" — are all New York Times bestsellers and have won many awards and much high praise, including picks as ALA Best Books for Young Adults, School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, Booklist Editors Choice, and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. In addition, "Graceling" was shortlisted for the William C. Morris Debut Award and "Fire" is an Amelia Elizabeth Walden Book Award Winner.