Ann Burg's debut novel, All the Broken Pieces(2009), was named a Jefferson Cup award winner and an IRA Notable Book for a Global Society, among its many honors. Her follow-up, Serafina's Promise (2013), was named an ALA Notable, Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner, and an NAACP Image Award finalist. Burg worked as an English teacher for 10 years before becoming a full-time writer. She lives in Rhinebeck, New York, with her family. You can visit her online at annburg.com.