Erin Bow studied particle physics in college, eventually working at the CERN laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland. She then decided to leave science in order to concentrate on her love of writing. Her first novel, Plain Kate, was named to the YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults list, and was the recipient of the 2011 TD Canadian Children's Literature Award. She lives in Kitchener, Ontario. Her website is www.erinbow.com.