A.J. Cattapan is a writer, speaker, and middle school English teacher living in the Chicago area. Her young adult novel Angelhood won the top prize (a gold medal) in the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards and an honorable mention in the 2015 Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Her middle grade mystery Seven Riddles to Nowhere releases in August of 2016. She has also written for Chicken Soup for the Soul and contributed numerous short stories and articles in magazines for teens and children. When not busy writing or teaching, Cattapan can be found traveling the world or baking up some cookies or cakes.