Nancy Springer has written more than fifty books for adults, young adults, and children, in genres including mythic fantasy, contemporary fiction, magic realism, horror, and mystery. She has sold over 2 million copies worldwide and has won many awards, including two Edgar Awards for Best Mystery for YA novels Toughing It (Harcourt Brace, 1994) and Looking for Jamie Bridger (Dial, 1995) and the Tiptree Award for Larque on the Wing (William Morrow, 1994). Her short story, "The Boy Who Plaited Manes," was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Short Story, Nebula Award for Best Short Story, the World Fantasy Best Short Story, and the Locus Award for Best Short Story. Springer's books have been translated into many languages. Springer lives in Florida with her husband.