Amelia Kahaney grew up in San Diego, California, and Hilo, Hawaii. Her short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Best American Nonrequired ReadingOne Story, Crazyhorse, and Joyland, among other publications. The Brokenhearted and The Invisible, her novels for teens, were published by HarperTeen in 2013 and 2014. The series is being translated into French, Turkish, Korean and Japanese, and has been optioned for film by New Line Cinema. Amelia lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, their son, two aquatic frogs, and a semi-enchanted fire-bellied newt.