Hilary Wagner is the author of the middle-grade fantasy series The Nightshade Chronicles (Holiday House). The first book in the series, Nightshade City, is a CBC Best Book of 2011 and winner of the Westchester Fiction Award. The third book in the series, Lords of Trillium, will be released in 2013. Hilary also writes for National Geographic School Publishing and speaks at schools around the country. She believes Hades’s Underworld palace might be a cozy place to write, especially if she could cuddle up with Mrs. O’Leary. Find out more about Hilary and her books at www.nightshadecity.com and www.hilarywagner.blogspot.com.