Shannon Messenger graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts where she learned--among other things--that she liked watching movies much better than making them. She also regularly eats cupcakes for breakfast, sleeps with a bright blue stuffed elephant named Ella, and occasionally gets caught talking to imaginary people. So it was only natural for her to write stories for children. Keeper of the Lost Cities is her first novel, with Let the Sky Fall, a young adult novel, to follow in 2013. She lives in Southern California with her husband and an embarrassing number of cats. Visit her online at ShannonMessenger.com.
"A delightful and dangerous adventure with complex characters and relationships you'll root for to the end of time." --Lisa McMann, New York Times bestselling author of THE UNWANTEDS
"Keeper of the Lost Cities is a little bit Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, a little bit Lord of the Rings, and a little bit Harry Potter. And it's all fun!" --New York Times bestselling author Michael Buckley "A large and varied cast of supporting characters and an intriguing premise contribute to make this an exciting start to a promising series." --Booklist "A slew of interesting and well-drawn characters, careful plotting, and just plain good storytelling will have readers racing through the pages." --School Library Journal