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