Lauren Gibaldi is a public librarian who’s been, among other things, a magazine editor, high school English teacher, bookseller, and circus aerialist (seriously). She has a BA in Literature and Master’s in Library and Information Studies. She lives in Orlando, Florida with her husband and daughters. Her young adult books include THE NIGHT WE SAID YES, AUTOFOCUS, and THIS TINY PERFECT WORLD. With Eric Smith she co-edited the anthologies BATTLE OF THE BANDS and the forthcoming FIRST-YEAR ORIENTATION (2023).