Rachel Hartman is the New York Times bestselling author of three YA fantasy novels: Seraphina, Shadow Scale, and Tess of the Road. She has received numerous awards and honours for her work, including the YALSA 2013 William C. Morris YA Debut Award, the 2013 Sunburst Prize for YA, and the 2013 Monica Hughes Award. She was a finalist for both the Shiela A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize and the Governor General’s Literary award. She has a BA in Comparative Literature, and has taught workshops at SFU’s Southbank Writers Program and the Singapore International Writers Festival. When she’s not singing with her madrigal choir or learning how to fence, she’s working on a fourth novel, Tess of the Sea.