Malinda Lo is the author of the young adult novels Ash, Huntress, Adaptation, andInheritance.Ash was a finalist for the William C. Morris YA Debut Award, the Andre NortonAward for YA Science Fiction and Fantasy, the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, and was a KirkusBest Book for Children and Teens. She has been a three-time finalist for the Lambda LiteraryAward. Malinda's nonfiction has been published by The New York Times Book Review, NPR,The Huffington Post, The Toast, The Horn Book, and AfterEllen. Malinda is cofounder withCindy Pon of Diversity in YA, a project that celebrates diversity in young adult books. Shelives in Massachusetts with her partner and their dog.