Dori Hillestad Butler is the author of more than 55 books for young readers including the two-time Geisel Honor award winning King & Kayla series, Edgar award winning Buddy Files series, the Treasure Troop series, the Dear Beast series and the Haunted Library series. Her books have been named to ALSC Notable, CCBC Choice, Bank Street College Best Book of the Year, Junior Library Guild, Chicago Public Library Best Fiction for Younger Readers and other award lists. Dori has also been a ghost writer for the Boxcar Children and Sweet Valley Twins series. She grew up in southern Minnesota, spent 19 years in Iowa, and now lives in the Seattle area. She loves visiting schools and libraries all over the country. When she’s not writing she enjoys reading, hiking, board games, walking her dog, and playing with the Seattle Mandolin Orchestra. She also holds a ham radio license and serves on her city’s Emergency Communications Team.