Though trained as a physicist, Erin Bow is now a poet and children’s writer, working out of her garden shed in Kitchener, Ontario. She is the author of four novels for young adults: The fantasies Plain Kate and Sorrow’s Knot, and most recently the genre-bending duology, The Scorpion Rules and The Swan Riders. These books between them have a fistful of awards, including the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award and the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year honor. All her books will make you cry on the bus.