Libba Bray is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Diviners series (The Diviners, Lair of Dreams, Before the Devil Breaks You, and the forthcoming The King of Crows); the Michael L. Printz Award-winning Going Bovine; the Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist, Beauty Queens; and the acclaimed Gemma Doyle trilogy (A Great and Terrible Beauty, Rebel Angels, The Sweet Far Thing). She grew up in Texas, consuming a steady diet of British humor, rock ‘n’ roll, and Hammer horror films. She read Helter Skelter and Valley of the Dolls at a very tender age, which explains a lot. When not writing, she is one-quarter of the all-author rock band, Tiger Beat. Libba lives in New York City with a growing menagerie of rescue animals.