Jill Santopolo is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of The Light We Lost, More Than Words, and Everything After. The Light We Lost, her debut novel, was a New York Times bestseller, a Reese's Book Club pick, and a Skimm pick. Her work has been translated into more than thirty-six languages. She received a BA from Columbia University and an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is also the author of three successful children's and young-adult series and works as the associate publisher of Philomel Books. Santopolo travels the world to speak about writing and storytelling. She lives in New York City and Washington, D.C.