Ellen Hopkins has been writing poetry for years. Her first novel, "Crank", released in 2004 and quickly became a word-of-mouth sensation, garnering praise from teens and critics alike. Ellen's other bestselling novels include "Burned", " Impulse", " Glass", "Identical", "Tricks", and "Fallout", the highly anticipated finale to the "Crank "trilogy. She lives with her family in Carson City, Nevada. Be sure to check out Ellen Hopkins online at ellenhopkins.com and myspace.com/ellenhopkins.