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Kami Garcia is the #1 New York Times, USA Today & International bestselling coauthor of the BEAUTIFUL CREATURES & DANGEROUS CREATURES Novels, and the author of the instant New York Times bestseller UNBREAKABLE in THE LEGION Series and the sequel UNMARKED, which were both nominated for Bram Stoker Awards. Her forthcoming YA contemporary romance THE LOVELY RECKLESS releases on October 4, 2016 (from Imprint/Macmillan). BEAUTIFUL CREATURES has been published in 50 countries and translated in 39 languages, and the film adaptation, Beautiful Creatures, released in theaters in 2013, from Warner Brothers.

Kami was a teacher for seventeen years before co-authoring her first novel on a dare from seven of her students. When Kami isn’t writing, she can usually be found watching Supernatural, listening to Soundgarden, or drinking Diet Coke. She lives in Maryland with her family, and their dogs Spike and Oz (named after characters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer). Learn more about Kami and her books at www.KamiGarcia.com, Twitter: @kamigarcia, Instagram: kamigarcia, Facebook: KamiGarciaYA & Pinterest: kamigarcia.

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Kami Garcia is the #1 New York Times, USA Today & International bestselling coauthor of the BEAUTIFUL CREATURES & DANGEROUS CREATURES Novels, and the author of the instant New York Times bestseller UNBREAKABLE in THE LEGION Series and the sequel UNMARKED, which were both nominated for Bram Stoker Awards. Her forthcoming YA contemporary romance THE LOVELY RECKLESS releases on October 4, 2016 (from Imprint/Macmillan). BEAUTIFUL CREATURES has been published in 50 countries and translated in 39 languages, and the film adaptation, Beautiful Creatures, released in theaters in 2013, from Warner Brothers. Kami is also a Publisher’s Weekly, Indie-Bound, Wall Street Journal, and Los Angeles Times bestseller.

BEAUTIFUL CREATURES has been published in 50 countries and translated in 39 languages, and the series has sold over 5 million copies. BEAUTIFUL CREATURES was a finalist for the ALA’s William C. Morris Debut Author Award, a SCIBA Award Finalist, a New York Public Library’s “Books for the Teen Age” selection, a YALSA “Teen Top Ten” Pick, and Amazon’s #1 Teen Book of 2009 and #5 on the Editor’s Top 100 List.

The film adaptation of BEAUTIFUL CREATURES released in theaters in 2013, from Warner Brothers, starring: Viola Davis, Jeremy Irons, Emma Thompson, Emmy Rossum, and Alden Ehrenreich.

Kami was a 2012 recipient of the Bold Ink Award and the 2015 Purple Ink Award, established in her name by the YALLWEST book festival to fund classroom libraries in underfunded schools. Her short story “Red Run” was featured in The Guardian after it was selected for the UK’s National Short Story Month. She is a member of PEN West, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), Romance Writers of America (RWA), Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America(SFWA), and the Horror Writers Association (HWA). Kami works with WriteGirl, a creative writing and mentoring non-profit organization for girls, and she is a proud member of the Writers Board for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWRiMo). She has appeared as a keynote speaker at the SCBWI Conference, PennWriters Annual Conference, and the Books in the Basin Book Festival, and she was a guest of honor at the World Horror Convention in 2015.

Kami has participated in the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Texas Book Festival, the Paris Book Fair, Roma Cinemafest in Rome, Book Expo America (BEA), ALA’s Annual Conference, San Diego Comic-Con, New York Comic-Con, Miami Book Festival International, Baltimore Book Festival, Texas Library Association’s (TLA) Annual Conference, Decatur Book Festival, Texas Teen Book Festival, Texas Book Festival, Southern Book Festival, Wondercon, and she was an original member of the Smart Chicks Kick It Tour. She is the co-founder of YALLFEST (Charleston, SC), one of the biggest book festivals for kids and teens in the country, and a board member of YALLWEST, the sister festival in Santa Monica, CA. She also coordinates programming for the Young Adult Track of the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention (RT).

Kami has an MA in education, and she was a teacher for seventeen years before co-authoring her first novel on a dare from seven of her students. When she’s not writing, Kami is usually watching disaster movies or Supernatural, listening to Soundgarden, or drinking Diet Coke. She lives in Maryland with her family, and their dogs Spike and Oz (named after characters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer). Learn more about Kami and her books at www.KamiGarcia.com, Instagram: kamigarcia,  Twitter: @kamigarcia, Facebook: KamiGarciaYA, Pinterest: kamigarcia & Tumblr: kamigarcia.

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