JAMES PATTERSON was selected by kids across America as the Children's Choice Book Awards Author of the Year in 2010. He is also the internationally bestselling author of the highly praised Maximum Ride novels, the Witch & Wizard series (nominated for the 2011 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards), the Daniel X series,Med Head,and the detective series featuring Alex Cross. His books have sold more than 230 million copies worldwide, making him one of the bestselling authors of all time. He lives in Florida. Chris Tebbetts is the author of The Viking, a fantasy adventure series for young readers, and co-author of the young adult novel, M or F? , with Lisa Papademetriou. He lives in Vermont. Laura Park is a cartoonist and illustrator. She is the author of the minicomics series Do Not Disturb My Waking Dream , and her work has appeared in theBest American Comics. She lives in Chicago.Lois Duncan was born on April 28, 1934 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and she grew up in Sarasota, Florida. She attended the University of New Mexico. Duncan knew she wanted to be a writer from an early age. At the age of 10 she submitted her first story to a magazine and at 13, her first story was published . Throughout high-school, she wrote regularly for young people's publications, particularly Seventeen Magazine. She writes popular suspense stories for young people. These titles include I Know What You Did Last Summer, Night Terrors, Stranger With My Face, Don't Look Behind You and The Twisted Window. She is also the author of the nonfiction Who Killed My Daughter?, the the true story of her won search for her daughter's murderer. Her works have earned her several awards and recognitions. She received the Margaret A. Edwards (MAE) Award in 1992. Many of her novels have been chosen as American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults. Six of her books have been Junior Literary Guild selections, and three have received Parents' Choice awards. She has also received five Special Awards from the Mystery Writers of America. Duncan currently lives in North Carolina.