Patrick Ness is the author of eight novels and a short story collection. He's best known for his books for young adults, including the Chaos Walking trilogy and More Than This. He won the Carnegie Medal the highest award for children's books in the UK twice in a row, for Monsters of Men and A Monster Calls. A Monster Calls was also the first book ever to simultaneously win the Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration and the Carnegie Medal. Patrick has taught creative writing at Oxford University and is a literary critic for the Guardian. Born in Virginia, he lives in London.
A. K. Benedict writes crime and speculative fiction in a room filled with clowns, mannequins, and Doctor Who action figures. Her first novel, The Beauty of Murder, was nominated for an eDunnit Award and is in development as a major eight-part television series by Company Pictures. Her second novel was Jonathan Dark; or The Evidence of Ghosts. She's written Torchwood audio dramas for Big Finish, and her short stories have been featured in anthologies, including Great British Horror and The Best British Short Stories. She lives in St Leonards-on-Sea, England, with her dog, Dam