About the Author
Patty Campbell has been a critic, author, teacher, and librarian in the field of young adult literature for over thirty years. Currently she writes "The Sand in the Oyster" for Horn Book magazine, a column on controversial issues in books for teens, and is a young adult editorial reviewer for Amazon.com online bookstore. She is the author of six books, has served on the Board of Directors of both the Young Adult Library Services Association of ALA and the Assembly on Adolescent Literature of the National Council of Teachers of English, and as the president of the latter organization in 2005. Campbell lives in California. The author lives in San Diego, CA.