Cori McCarthy [they/them] is the acclaimed, bestselling author of five released children’s books and just as many forthcoming titles. Their books have been translated into many languages and have appeared on the Bank Street, Barnes and Noble, Book Riot, Kirkus and Tor best books list, as well the Amelia Bloomer list of feminist children’s fiction. Their upcoming titles include a middle grade trilogy, as well as a nonfiction picture book about Lebanese-American poet Kahlil Gibran. They hold three degrees in writing, including poetry and screenwriting, and are on faculty at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Like many of their characters, they are a member of the LGBTQ+ community and live with their partner and coauthor Amy Rose Capetta in Vermont.