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THE BASICS / SHORT BIO

Kami Garcia is the #1 New York Times, USA Today & International bestselling coauthor of the Beautiful Creatures and Dangerous Creatures novels. 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. Her solo series, The Legion, includes the instant New York Times bestseller Unbreakable, 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 and her novel THE X-FILES ORIGINS: AGENT OF CHAOS, an origin story about Fox Mulder as a teen, releases in January 2017 (from Imprint/Macmillan).

Kami was a teacher for seventeen years before co-authoring her first novel on a dare from seven of her students. If she isn’t busy watching Supernatural, Kami can teach you how to escape from a pair of handcuffs or bake a Coca-Cola cake. She has never raced a car, but there is still time. Kami lives in Maryland with her family, and their dogs Spike and Oz (named after characters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer). Visit Kami at www.KamiGarcia.com.

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Kami Garcia is the #1 New York Times, USA Today & International bestselling coauthor of the Beautiful Creatures and Dangerous Creatures novels. BEAUTIFUL CREATURES has been published in 50 countries and translated in 39 languages. Kami’s solo series, The Legion, includes the instant New York Times bestseller Unbreakable, 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, and THE X-FILES ORIGINS: AGENT OF CHAOS, a novel about Fox Mulder as a teen in 1979, releases in January 2017 (from Imprint/Macmillan).

BEAUTIFUL CREATURES has been published in 50 countries and translated in 39 languages, and the series has sold over 5 million copies. It 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.

Kami 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. She is a co-founder of YALLFEST (Charleston, SC), the biggest teen book festival in the country, and a board member of YALLFEST and YALLWEST, the sister festival, in Santa Monica, CA, which established the Purple Ink Award, in 2015, in her name to fund classroom libraries in underfunded Los Angeles schools. Kami volunteers her time to the non-profit groups WriteGirl, a creative writing and mentoring organization for girls that awarded her a 2012 Bold Ink Award, and National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWRiMo) as a member the Writers Board. 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. If she isn’t busy watching Supernatural, Kami can teach you how to escape from a pair of handcuffs or bake a Coca-Cola cake. She has never raced a car, but there is still time. Kami lives in Maryland with her family, and their dogs Spike and Oz (named after characters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer). Visit Kami at www.KamiGarcia.com.

 

MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

PEN West, The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), Romance Writers of America (RWA), Maryland Romance Writers of America, and the Horror Writers Association (HWA).

 

APPEARANCES AT BOOK FESTIVALS, CONVENTIONS, AND LIBRARY CONFERENCES

YALLFEST (Co-founder and Board Member), YALLWEST (Board Member & Committee Chair for the Purple Ink Award), Romantic Times Booklovers Convention (Young Adult Track Programming Captain), Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Texas Book Festival, the Paris Book Fair, Roma Cinemafest in Rome, Book Expo America (BEA), Bookcon, American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Children’s Institute, San Diego Comic-Con, New York Comic-Con, Texas Library Association (TLA) Annual Conference, Keynote at the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCIBA) Conference, Miami Book Festival International, Decatur Book Festival, Texas Book Festival, Texas Teen Book Festival, Baltimore Book Festival, Guest of Honor at the World Horror Convention, Wondercon, Austin Teen Bookfest, Apollycon, Keynote at the Southern Independent Booksellers Association (SIBA) Conference, Keynote at the Books in the Basin Book Festival, Keynote at Pennwriters Annual Conference, Smart Chicks Kick It Tour, Faeriecon, Orange County Children’s Book Festival, and Southern Festival of Books.

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