Martine Leavitt has a Honors BA in English from the University of Calgary and an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She has written eight novels for young adults, most recently My Book of Life by Angel, which has been on the lists of the Horn Book, Booklist, Quill and Quire, and Kirkus Best Books of 2012. Other publications include Tom Finder, winner of the Mr. Christie Award, Heck Superhero, a finalist for the Governor General’s Award, and Keturah and Lord Death, a finalist for the National Book Award. Her novels have been published in Germany, Japan, Korea, Denmark, Switzerland, Italy and the Netherlands. She is a mother of seven and a grandmother of thirteen—all of whom are critically acclaimed.