Stephanie Guerra is an educational researcher, teacher trainer, and author for children and teens. She works with school districts around the United States to improve literacy instruction, and her research is focused on building literacy with at-risk teens and using children’s literature in K-8 classrooms. She is the winner of the 2015 Bonnie Campbell Hill Washington State Literacy Leader Award for her work as a teacher leader and the 2014 Virginia Hamilton Essay Award for her writing on literary experiences for teens. Stephanie’s debut young adult novel, Torn, received a starred audiobook review from School Library Journal. Kirkus called her “a strong new voice” and Booklist praised her “complex characters.” Stephanie’s first middle-grade novel, Billy the Kid Is Not Crazy, was noted by Kirkus for its “energy, wit and sensitivity” and “strong characterizations.” She is also the author of the Betting Blind series for teens and the Zach and Lucy series for early readers, co-written with Jennifer Bradbury. Zach and Lucy and the Museum of Natural Wonders was a finalist for the 2017 Washington State Book Award in the Books for Young Readers category. Stephanie’s literacy research has been supported by grants from Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and 4Culture.