Shannon Messenger graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts where she learned among other things that she liked watching movies much better than making them. She s studied art, screenwriting, and television production, but realized her real passion was writing for kids and teens. She is the author of the middle grade series Keeper of the Lost Cities and the Sky Fall series for young adults. She lives in Southern California with her husband and an embarrassing number of cats. Find her online at ShannonMessenger.com.