Jennifer L. Holm is the award-winning and bestselling author of multiple novels for young readers. Her debut novel, Our Only May Amelia, was a Newbery Honor book, and she has received two subsequent Newbery Honors for Penny from Heaven and Turtle in Paradise. Her novel Full of Beans, a sequel to Turtle in Paradise, won the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction. She is also the author of the Ginny Davis series, the Boston Jane series, and the New York Times bestselling The Fourteenth Goldfish and its sequel, The Third Mushroom, which have sold in eighteen foreign territories. Her latest novel, The Lion of Mars, was published by Random House Children’s in January 2021. A new graphic novel adaptation of Turtle in Paradise, illustrated by Savanna Ganucheau, was published by Random House Graphic in June 2021 and was an instant IndieBound bestseller. With her brother Matthew, she is the co-creator of multiple award-winning and bestselling graphic novels, including the Babymouse series, the Squish series, and the Sunny series. She lives in California.