Yannick Murphy has received a Whiting Writer's Award, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, a MacDowell Artists' Colony Fellowship, a Sewanee Writers' Conference fellowship, and a Chesterfield Writing Program Fellowship. Her first children's book was Ahwoooooooo! (Clarion, spring 2006) and she is also the author of the highly-praised adult novels Here They Come (McSweeney's), The Sea of Trees (Houghton), and Signed, Mata Hari (Little, Brown). She lives in Reading, Vermont, with her husband and three children. You can read more about her at www.yannickmurphy.com.