Katherine Arden is the author of the national bestselling trilogy which beagen with The Bear and the Nightingale, continued with The Girl in the Tower and will conclude (in January 2019) with The Winter of the Witch. New this September is her first book for younger readers, a scary mystery for ages 10 and up, Small Spaces. Katherine deferred enrollment to Middlebury College for a year to live and study in Moscow. Once back in school, she specialized in French and Russian literature. Currently she lives in Vermont, but really, you never know.