Alexandra Bracken was born in Phoenix, Arizona. After graduating high school, she attended the College of William & Mary in Virginia, where she double majored in English and history. She sold her first book, Brightly Woven, as a senior in college, and later moved to New York City to work in children’s book publishing, first as an editorial assistant, then in marketing. After six years, she took the plunge and decided to write full-time. She now lives in Arizona with her tiny pup, Tennyson, in a house that’s overflowing with books. Her most recent work is Silver in the Bone.