Joni Sensel is the author of four novels for young readers, two clandestine picture books, and several nonfiction books for adults. The Farwalker’s Quest is her best-known work for kids. Her fiction has been praised as a Junior Library Guild Selection, a Bank Street College of Education “Best Book,” a Cybils Award and Crystal Kite Award finalist, a Truman Award short-listed title, and a Henry Bergh Honor winner. A former coregional advisor for SCBWI Western Washington, she lives at the knees of Mt. Rainier. To read more about Joni, visit www.jonisensel.com.