Deborah Noyes is an editor, photographer, and author of numerous books for children and adults. She has edited several well-received collections of short fiction, including The Restless Dead, Gothic!, and Sideshow, and is the author of four novels: Angel and Apostle and Captivity for adults, and The Ghosts of Kerfol and Plague in the Mirror for young adults. Most recently, she is the author of three works of nonfiction for young readers: Ten Days a Madwoman: The Daring Life and Turbulent Times of the Original “Girl” Reporter, Nellie Bly (shortlisted for the New York Historical Society Children’s History Prize), The Magician and the Spirits: Harry Houdini and the Curious Pastime of Communicating with the Dead, and Tooth & Claw: The Dinosaur Wars. She is also the author the short fiction collection We Are All His Creatures: Tales of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman. Her next works include the biographies A Hopeful Heart: Louisa May Alcott Before Little Women, Lady Icarus: Balloonomania and the Brief, Bold Life of Sophie Blanchard, and a graphic novel about the Salem Witch Trials. She lives in Maine.