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Kami Garcia        

New York Times & International Bestselling YA Novelist; Author of the "Beautiful Creatures" Series

Kami Garcia is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly & international bestselling co-author of the Beautiful Creatures Novels (Beautiful Creatures, Beautiful Darkness, Beautiful Chaos & Beautiful Redemption). Beautiful Creatures has been published in 48 countries. The film "Beautiful Creatures," based on the novel, releases in theaters worldwide on February 14, 2013 from Warner Brothers, directed by Academy Award nominee Richard LaGravenese, starring: Viola Davis, Jeremy Irons, Emma Thompson, Emmy Rossum, Alice Englert, and Alden Ehrenrich.

Beautiful Creatures was an ALA William C. Morris YA Debut Award finalist in 2010, as well as a SCIBA award finalist, an NYPL Book for the Teen Age, and a YALSA Teens’ Top Ten pick. Beautiful Creatures was named the Amazon Editors’ Picks #1 Teen Best Book of the Year and #5 on the overall list of Editor's Best Books of the Year for 2009.

Unbreakable, the first book in Garcia's upcoming solo series, The Legion, releases in October 2013, and is currently being developed as a major motion picture.

Garcia has an MA in education and taught in the Washington DC area where she grew up, until she moved to Los Angeles, where she was a teacher and Reading Specialist for 14 years. In addition to teaching, Garcia was a professional artist and led fantasy book groups for children and teens.

As a girl with Southern roots, Kami has always been fascinated by the paranormal and believes in lots of things “normal” people don’t. She’s superstitious and would never sleep in a room with the number “13” on the door. When she is not writing, she can usually be found watching disaster movies, listening to Soundgarden, or drinking Diet Coke. She lives in LA with her husband, son, daughter, and their dogs Spike and Oz (named after characters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer).

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