Amy Gordon was born in Boston, Massachusetts, spent several years growing up in France and in London, England, and moved back to New England when she turned six. After graduating with a BA in language arts and literature from Bard College, Amy found a career in teaching and taught drama to sixth- through ninth-grade students for almost thirty years. She now runs writing workshops and an after-school drama program. Her books are favorites of young readers and have been named to numerous child-voted state-award master lists, including those in Georgia, Missouri, Kansas, and Texas. Her most recent novels for middle-graders are Painting the Rainbow (Holiday House 2014), The Shadow Collector’s Apprentice (Holiday House 2012), and Twenty Gold Falcons (Holiday House 2010). She lives in Gill, Massachusetts. For more about this author, visit her website at www.amyagordon.com. For educators guides for Amy’s books, visit www.holidayhouse.com.