R.L. Stine has more than 400 million English-language books in print, plus international editions in 32 languages, making him one of the most popular children's authors of all time. Besides Goosebumps, he has written series including Fear Street, Rotten School, Mostly Ghostly, The Nightmare Room, and Dangerous Girls. R.L. Stine lives in New York with his wife, Jane, an editor and publisher. The Topps Company, Inc., the originator of Garbage Pail Kids, is the preeminent creator and brand marketer of sports cards, entertainment products, and distinctive confectionary. Check out GPK via social media: #garbagepailkids, facebook.com/GarbagePailKids, garbagepailkids.com. Cover artist Joe Simko and interior illustrator Jeff Zapata are longtime, fan-favorite GPK artists with worldwide followings.
Tonya Hurley is the author of the New York Times bestselling series ghostgirl and the Blessed trilogy. She has worked in nearly every aspect of teen entertainment: creating, writing, and producing two hit TV series; writing and directing several acclaimed independent films; and developing a groundbreaking collection of video games. Tonya lives with her husband and daughter in Brooklyn, New York.
D.J. MacHale is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Pendragon series and the Morpheus Road series. He has written, directed and produced many television series and movies for young people that have been seen on Nickelodeon, The Disney Channel, HBO, Showtime, PBS, Discovery Kids, and the broadcast networks. D.J. lives with his family in Southern California.
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JONATHAN MABERRY is a New York Times bestselling and multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Deep Silence, Kill Switch, Predator One, Code Zero, Fall of Night, Patient Zero, the Pine Deep Trilogy, The Wolfman, Zombie CSU, and They Bite, among others. His V-Wars series has been adapted by Netflix, and his work for Marvel Comics includes The Punisher, Wolverine, DoomWar, Marvel Zombie Return and Black Panther. His Joe Ledger series has been optioned for television.
Barry Lyga is the author of several acclaimed young adult novels, including his debut, The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl. Barry lives and writes in New York City.
Courtney Alameda, a veteran bookseller and librarian, now spends her days writing thriller and horror novels for young people. Her debut novel, Shutter, was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award and hailed as a "standout in the genre" by School Library Journal. She holds a BA in English literature with an emphasis in creative writing. A Northern California native, she now resides in Utah with her husband, a legion of books, and a tiny five pound cat with a giant personality.
Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl are longtime friends and coauthors of the #1 New York Times bestselling Beautiful Creatures series. The first book in the series, Beautiful Creatures, is now a major motion picture. In addition to writing together, they have written solo novels: Unbreakable, an instant New York Times bestseller and the first book in Kami's series, The Legion; and Icons, the first book in Margaret's Icons series, which is currently in development as a feature film. Both books are available now. Margaret and Kami are currently at work on the sequel to Dangerous Creatures, available in spring 2015. They invite you to visit them online at kamigarcia.com & margaret-stohl.com.
Tananarive Due is a former features writer and columnist for the Miami Herald. She has written two highly acclaimed novels, The Between and My Soul to Keep. Ms. Due makes her home in Longview, Washington.
Iris Compiet is an illustrator based in The Netherlands. She draws inspiration from folklore, mythology, ghost stories, Victorian photography and contemporary movies and music.