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Kristin Cast

About Kristin Cast

Famous as the co-writer of the NY Times and USA Today bestselling House of Night young adult fiction series, Cast also pursued a solo writing career, beginning work on her first novel in 2010. Amber Smoke, the first book in her highly anticipated new adult series, releases June 2015.

Early life

Her first two House of Night books, Marked and Betrayed, were published in 2007, when Cast was in her early twenties and a student at the University of Tulsa.


Between 2007 and 2014, the House of Night series expanded to include twelve full-length novels and four novellas. She has editorial credits, a thriving t-shirt line, and a passion for all things paranormal.

Family of Kristin Cast

She co-wrote the House of Night books with her mother, P.C. Cast.

Close associates of Kristin Cast

She is a contemporary of fellow Oklahoma-born young adult author Ally Carter.

Kristin Sims Levine

About Kristin Sims Levine

Novelist who has won acclaim with her young adult novels The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had (2009), The Lions of Little Rock (2012) and The Paper Cowboy (2014). The Lions of Little Rock has garnered a slew of awards, including the New-York Historical Society Children s History Book Prize.

Early life

She grew up in Alexandria, Virginia. She received a B.A. in German from Swarthmore College and an M.F.A. in film from American University.


She is a former teacher who taught German immersion to third graders and screenwriting to college students.

Family of Kristin Sims Levine

She has been married and has daughters.

Close associates of Kristin Sims Levine

Like Maggie Stiefvater, she is a famous young adult author from Virginia. 

Jane Yolen

About Jane Yolen

An author of young adult fantasy books, she is known for Owl Moon, How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight, and the Nebula Award-winning story, Sister Emily s Lightship. Perhaps her best-known work, The Devil s Arithmetic, deals with the theme of the Holocaust.

Early life

She was raised in New York, California, and Virginia. She attended Smith College and published her first young adult book, The Bird of Time, in 1971.


She was the first woman to give the Andrew Lang lecture.

Family of Jane Yolen

She had three children with her husband, David W. Stemple, whom she married in 1962. She and Stemple settled in Massachusetts and also owned a home in Scotland.

Close associates of Jane Yolen

She and J.K. Rowling are both authors of children s and young adult fiction.

Kiersten White

About Kiersten White

New York Times bestselling author best known as the mind behind the Paranormalcy trilogy The Chaos of Stars, and the thrillers Mind Games and Perfect Lies. 

Early life

She studied at Brigham Young University. 


In July 2017, she released her first book for younger readers titled Beanstalker and Other Hilarious Scarytales. 

Family of Kiersten White

Originally from Utah, she settled with her family in San Diego, California. 

Close associates of Kiersten White

Like Holly Black, she is a popular young adult novelist. 

Jenny Han

About Jenny Han

Author of the best-selling books like To All the Boys I ve Loved Before and P.S. I Still Love You. She previously wrote a trilogy that included the titles The Summer I Turned Pretty, It s Not Summer Without You and We ll Always Have Summer.

Early life

She would attend the University of North Carolina before earning her Masters of Fine Arts at the New School. Her debut novel is called Shug. 


She has worked with fellow writer Siobhan Vivian who she met while attending The New School.

Family of Jenny Han

She has a younger sister and a nephew named Logan.

Close associates of Jenny Han

She and Suzanne Collins have both authored young adult trilogies.

Joelle Charbonneau

About Joelle Charbonneau

Most well known as the author of the New York Times bestselling young adult book series The Testing. She has also authored several mystery series, including the Rebecca Robbins mysteries and the Glee Club mysteries.

Early life

She earned an undergraduate degree in music and then a master s in opera performance. Throughout her twenties, she spent her career singing and dancing professionally.


Between her work as an author, she has also taught private voice lessons.

Family of Joelle Charbonneau

The Chicago native has one child.

Close associates of Joelle Charbonneau

Her books have been reviewed by renowned authors like Charlaine Harris and Jonathan Maberry.