Erin Entrada Kelly is the New York Times best-selling author of the Newbery Medal-winning novel Hello Universe, as well as the novels We Dream of Space, Lalani of the Distant Sea, You Go First, The Land of Forgotten Girls, and Blackbird Fly (all HarperCollins). Her short fiction has appeared in more than two dozen magazines and literary journals including the Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Tayo Special Issue, Adroit Journal, Danse Macabre, Every Day Fiction, and Boston Literary Magazine. She is a contributor to Library Journal and has been a writer and editor for Thrive Magazine, where she won several awards for excellence in feature writing from the Louisiana Press Association and the Associated Press. She has taught for Rosemont College and Wallingford Swarthmore Community Classes. She holds a BA from McNeese State University and an MFA in Fiction from Rosemont College.