Kami Garcia: Hachette Speakers Bureau

Kami Garcia

New York Times & International Bestselling YA Novelist

Kami Garcia is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Unbreakable (The Legion Series, Book 1) & co-author of the Beautiful Creatures novels and the spin-off, Dangerous Creatures (May 2014).

Beautiful Creatures has been published in 48 countries. The film version of Beautiful Creatures was released in February, 2013 from Warner Brothers. Directed by Richard LaGravenese, it starred Viola Davis, Jeremy Irons, Emma Thompson, Emmy Rossum, Alice Englert, and Alden Ehrenrich.

Beautiful Creatures was an ALA William C. Morris YA Debut Award finalist in 2010, as well as a SCIBA award finalist, an NYPL Book for the Teen Age, and a YALSA Teens’ Top Ten pick. Beautiful Creatures was named the Amazon Editors’ Picks #1 Teen Best Book of the Year and #5 on the overall list of Editor's Best Books of the Year for 2009.

Unbreakable, the first book in Garcia's solo series, The Legion, is also currently in development to become a major motion picture.

Garcia has an MA in education and taught in the Washington DC area where she grew up, until she moved to Los Angeles, where she was a teacher and Reading Specialist for 14 years. In addition to teaching, Garcia was a professional artist and led fantasy book groups for children and teens.

As a girl with Southern roots, Garcia has always been fascinated by the paranormal and believes in lots of things “normal” people don’t. She’s superstitious and would never sleep in a room with the number “13” on the door. When she is not writing, she can usually be found watching disaster movies, listening to Soundgarden, or drinking Diet Coke. Garcia lives in Maryland with her family, and their dogs Spike and Oz (named after characters from the TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer).

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