robyn_schneiderRobyn Schneider is the author of the internationally bestselling young adult novel THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING, published by HarperCollins, which has been translated widely and has received major critical acclaim as an iTunes Editor’s Pick, a B&N Teen Buyer’s Pick, an Amazon Best Book of the Month, an Indie Next List Top 10 book, A Bank Street Children’s Book Committee Best Book of the Year, a Monarch Award nominee, a Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award nominee, the Abraham Lincoln Award shortlist, the Kentucky Bluegrass Award master list, the TAYSHAS list, as well as starred reviews in Booklist, Kirkus, and Publisher’s Weekly. While studying English Literature and creative writing at Columbia University, she published her first books for teens and younger readers, including the middle grade Knightley Academy series—KNIGHTLEY ACADEMY (Aladdin Books 2010) and THE SECRET PRINCE (2011)—under the pen name Violet Haberdasher. Her next novel, EXTRAORDINARY MEANS, will be published by Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins, in May.