Kate Messner is the author of middle grade novels The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z and Sugar and Ice. She writes the Marty McGuire book series for Scholastic and penned a resource book for teachers, Real Revision for Stenhouse Publishers. Kate teaches middle school English, gives teacher workshops on technology integration, differentiating instruction, and reading and writing across the curriculum. She pioneered bringing Skype technology to school visits. Find out more about Kate at www.katemessner.com.