About Us

Robin LaFevers was raised on a steady diet of fairy tales, Bulfinch’s mythology, and 19th century poetry. It is not surprising she grew up to be a hopeless romantic. She has also spent a large portion of her life being told she was making up things that weren’t there, which only proves she was destined to write fiction. She is the author of fourteen books for young readers, including the Theodosia series as well as the Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist series. Her most recent book, GRAVE MERCY, is a young adult romance about assassin nuns in medieval France and has received starred reviews and is a 2012 Indie Next Spring Pick and an Amazon Best Book of the Month for Teens. Though she has never trained as an assassin or joined a convent, she has been on a search for answers to life’s mysteries for as long as she can remember. She currently lives with her husband and a demonic cat in Southern California.

Mary Hershey is a third generation native Californian and the author of fiction for kids and young adults. Mary's first novel My Big Sister is so Bossy She Says You Can't Read this Book (Random House 2005) was selected as a Book of the Week in the Washington Post Kid's Post. Her second book, The One Where the Kid Nearly Jumps to His Death and Lands in California (Razorbill 2007) was described by Publisher's Weekly as a "...poignant novel populated with complex, memorable characters." Kirkus dubbed her most recent release, Ten Lucky Things That Have Happened to Me Since I Nearly Got Hit by Lightning, (Random House) "hilarious." It's sequel entitled Love and Pollywogs from Camp Calamity (Random House) will be released in Summer 2010.

Ms. Hershey holds a Masters Degree in Counseling & Guidance from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and is a certified Personal Coach. When she is not composing really long book titles, she works for the Department of Veteran Affairs as an Administrative Officer. She can be found trailing her bliss all over the city of Santa Barbara where she lives.