JAMES PATTERSON was selected by teens across America as the Children's Choice Book Awards Author of the Year in 2010. He is the internationally bestselling author of the highly praised Maximum Ride novels, the Witch & Wizard series (which was nominated for the 2011 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards), the Daniel X series, Med Head, and the detective series featuring Alex Cross and the Women's Murder Club. His books have sold more than 205 million copies worldwide, making him one of the bestselling authors of all time. He lives in Florida.
Jill Dembowski graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Literature and Creative Writing. She lives in New York City.