Scott Westerfeld is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over 20 books for adults and young readers, including the Uglies and Impostors series, the Leviathan trilogy, the Midnighters trilogy, the New York trilogy, the Zeroes series (with Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti), the Spill Zone graphic novel duology, the novel Afterworlds, and the first book in the Horizon series for young readers. His debut picture book, Before You Were Here, is forthcoming from Roaring Brook in September 2024. His books have sold over five million copies worldwide, and his work has been translated into over 32 languages. He has won and been nominated for numerous awards, including the Locus, the Nebula, and the Aurealis. He and his wife, author Justine Larbalestier, split their time between Sydney, Australia and New York City.