Adele Griffin, a two-time National Book Award Finalist (Where I Want to Be, Sons of Liberty), is the acclaimed author of Tighter, The Julian Game, Picture the Dead (with Lisa Brown), the Vampire Island series, and many other books for young readers. She lives with her husband and daughter in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her at www.adelegriffin.com.
Lisa Brown is the author and illustrator of How to Be, which was chosen by the Pennsylvania Center for the Book as one of the Thirteen Best Children’s Books for Family Literacy in 2007. She is the creator of the Baby Be of Use series for McSweeney’s, a collection of board books for busy parents, including Baby Mix Me a Drink and Baby Plan My Wedding. She has designed and illustrated How to Dress for Every Occasion by The Pope under the name Sarah “Pinkie” Bennett, as well as the New York Times bestseller The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming, by Lemony Snicket, to whom she is allegedly married. Her newest book for children is Vampire Boy’s Good Night.
Her first foray into young adult fiction is Picture the Dead, an illustrated Civil War ghost story written in collaboration with award-winning author Adele Griffin.
Lisa sporadically writes and draws the Three Panel Book Review cartoon for the San Francisco Chronicle’s book section. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and son.