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. She also writes nonfiction for young readers, including 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, Tooth & Claw: The Dinosaur Wars, and A Hopeful Heart: Louisa May Alcott Before Little Women. Her latest biography, Lady Icarus: Balloonomania and the Brief, Bold Life of Sophie Blanchard, will be published in March 2022. She is also the author the short fiction collection We Are All His Creatures: Tales of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman. She lives in Maine.