Suzanne Weyn grew up as a beach baby on Long Island, New York. She is the oldest of four and a graduate of Nassau Community College and SUNY Binghamton. She holds a Masters in Teaching Adolescents from Pace University and has taught at New York University and City College of New York. Suzanne is the author of the young adult novels, The Invisible World: A Novel of the Salem Witch Trials, Distant Waves: A Novel of the Titanic (Booklist, starred review), Reincarnation, Diamond Secret, The Night Dance, The Crimson Thread, South Beach Sizzle with Diana Gonzalez (Quills Award nomination), and Frankenstein's Daughters. Her novel The Bar Code Tattoo, a Scholastic Point Thriller, was named by the American Library Association (ALA) as 2005 Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers and nominated by the Nevada Library Association as a 2007 Best Young Adult Book. It continues to appear on high school and middle school reading lists. The German translation of The Bar Code Tattoo was short-listed for the prestigious jugenliteraturpreis. The sequels are The Bar Code Rebellion (2006) and The Bar Code Prophecy (2012). Her environmental thriller, Empty, was named a Bank Street 2011 Best Book for Children and Young Adults. Suzanne has contributed three short novels, Beaten, Recruited, and Hard Hit, to the Surviving Southside series which was named an ALA 2012 Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. She is also the author of the six-book horse series for younger readers, Wildwood Stables. She is currently working on her next novel, but it's still a secret! For more information about Suzanne Weyn, please visit www.suzanneweynbooks.com.