Dana Middleton is an author of contemporary novels for young readers. Her latest book, Not a Unicorn, is from Chronicle Books. She is also the author of The Infinity Year of Avalon James (a Young Hoosier Book Award nominee and Oregon Battle of the Books selection) and Open If You Dare, as well as the non-fiction reference book, The Young American’s Unofficial Guide to the Very British World of Harry Potter. Dana grew up in Georgia, but lives in Los Angeles with her British husband. She has been a member of the Litfest Pasadena steering committee for the past five years.