Nancy Ohlin was born in Tokyo, Japan and divided her childhood between there and Ohio. She is the author of the YA novels B*Witch and its sequel Witch Rising (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, co-authored with Paige McKenzie); Consent; Beauty; and Always, Forever (all Simon Pulse) as well as the Blast Off! early-grade history series (Little Bee). She has collaborated with Quvenzhané Wallis, Chloe Lukasiak, and other celebrities, and has written or ghostwritten over a hundred books for children, teens, and adults. She lives in Ithaca, NY.