Mackenzi Lee is the New York Times bestselling author of This Monstrous Thing and The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice and Virtue, as well as the upcoming The Lady’s Guide To Petticoats and Piracy. She earned a BA in history and an MFA from Simmons College in writing for children and young adults. She loves Diet Coke, sweater weather, and Star Wars. On a perfect day, she can be found enjoying all three. She currently calls Salt Lake City home. She/her/hers.