Molly Ker Hawn
Stephanie Burgis grew up in East Lansing, Michigan, and now lives in Wales with her husband and two sons, surrounded by mountains, castles, and coffeeshops. Her first three middle-grade books were published as The Unladylike Adventures of Kat Stephenson in the U.K. and as the Kat, Incorrigible trilogy in the U.S. Her first book, under its UK title A Most Improper Magick, won the Waverton Good Read Award for best début children's novel by a British writer in 2011. She also writes adult historical fantasy novels, and her first adult books, Masks and Shadows and Congress of Secrets, are published by Pyr Books in 2016. Her new middle-grade series, beginning with The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart, will be published by Bloomsbury in 2017.