Blythe Woolston is an insatiable reader who found her niche as a back-of-the-book indexer. She also writes novels for young readers—an activity she thinks of as just another way of reading stories. Her debut novel, The Freak Observer (Carolrhoda Books 2010), earned the William C. Morris Debut Award and the 2010 gold medal Moonbeam Children’s Book Award for general YA fiction, and was a PEN Center finalist. Black Helicopters (Candlewick 2013), a novel about suicide terrorism, earned a place on YALSA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults list, is a Montana Book Award Honor Book, and received the 2014 High Plains Book Award for Young Adult Fiction. Her next novel, MARTians, will be published by Candlewick this October.