Justina Ireland is the author of Dread Nation, a New York Times bestseller, an ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults Top Ten selection. Her other books for children and teens include Vengeance Bound, Promise of Shadows, and the Star Wars novel Lando's Luck. She enjoys dark chocolate and dark humor and is not too proud to admit that she's still afraid of the dark. She lives with her husband, kid, dog and cats in Maryland. You can visit her online at www.justinaireland.com.