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About Jackson Pearce and Maggie Stiefvater

Jackson Pearce and Maggie Stiefvater first met online through their shared love of reading, writing, and adorable animal photos. They have since become good friends, despite living in different states, talk daily (to plan mischief), and visit one another often (to execute mischief). With the Pip Bartlett series, they decided to join forces to tell the sort of story they wanted to read: One with clever kids, plenty of magic, and as many animals as they could fit onto the page. Maggie’s favorite magical creature in the Pip series is the Scottish Bog Wallow, Jackson’s is the Flowerbeast. This is their first collaboration.

Jackson Pearce

Jackson is the author of a series of retold fairytales, including Sisters Red, Sweetly, Fathomless, and Cold Spell, as well as three other novels, As You Wish, Purity, and the forthcoming middle grade novel The Doublecross. As J. Nelle Patrick, she is the author of Tsarina. Her work has received multiple starred reviews and has been published in 17 international markets. Pearce lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Maggie Steifvater

Entertainment Weekly has called Maggie Stiefvater, “one of the finest YA novelists writing today.” Maggie Stiefvater is a writer, artist, and musician and a New York Times bestselling author. There are more than 1.8 million copies of her Shiver series in print, with rights to thirty-six foreign editions licensed. Linger, the second book in the Shiver series, debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list. The Scorpio Races (2011) was named to the following best of the year lists for 2011: Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, The Horn Book and Kirkus Reviews. In addition, The Scorpio Races was named a 2012 Michael L. Printz Honor Book by the American Library Association and a New York Times Notable Children’s Book. The Raven Cycle, Stiefvater’s latest New York Times bestselling series, has received over a dozen starred reviews across three books. And in Spring 2014, Stiefvater wrote Hunted, the second book in the Spirit Animals series, which also hit the New York Times bestseller list. Stiefvater lives in Virginia with her family.