JONATHAN AUXIER is a NYT Bestselling author of strange stories for strange children. His first novel Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes was an ABA New Voices pick and a BookPage Magazine “Best Book” of 2011. His bestselling Night Gardener is a Junior Library Guild selection, an ABA IndieNext pick, an Amazon Editor’s Pick of the Month, and winner of the TD Book Prize and ILA Book Award. His latest novel, Sweep: The Story of a Girl and her Monster has received glowing reviews from School Library Journal, Kirkus, Booklist, and Publisher’s Weekly. He lives in Pittsburgh with his family and their adorable pet umbrella. You can visit him at www.TheScop.com, where he blogs about children’s books old and new.