Anne Ursu is the author of several books for young readers and is the 2013 recipient of the McKnight Fellowship in Children’s Literature. Anne’s novel The Real Boy was on the 2013 longlist for the National Book Award, and was listed as a best book of the year by Bulletin for the Center of Children’s Books and New York Public Library. Her book Breadcrumbs was acclaimed as one of the best books of 2011 by the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Amazon.com, and the Chicago Public Library. Anne teaches at Hamline University’s MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, and lives in Minneapolis with her son and four cats. Her next book, The Lost Girl, will be out in February 2019.