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Maureen Johnson

Maureen Johnson is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of several YA novels, including "13 Little Blue Envelopes," "Suite Scarlett," and "The Name of the Star." Her newest novel, "The Vanishing Stair," is the second in her "Truly Devious" series. She has also done collaborative works, such as "Let It Snow" (with John Green and Lauren Myracle), and "The Bane Chronicles" (with Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan). Maureen has an MFA in Writing from Columbia University. She has been nominated for an Edgar Award and the Andre Norton Award, and her books appear frequently on YALSA and state awards lists. Time Magazine has named her one of the top 140 people to follow on Twitter (@maureenjohnson). Maureen lives in New York.