Justina Ireland is the author of Dread Nation, a New York Times bestseller, an ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults Top Ten selection, and Paste Magazine’s Best YA Novel of the Year. Her other books for children and teens include Vengeance Bound, Promise of Shadows, and the Star Wars novel Lando’s Luck. Her latest book is Deathless Divide, the sequel to Dread Nation. 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, and dog in Maryland.