About the author

Lyssa Chiavari

Lyssa Chiavari is an author of speculative fiction for young adults, including&nbsp;<em>Fourth World</em>, the first book in a sci-fi trilogy set on Mars, and&nbsp;<em>Cheerleaders From Planet X</em>, a tongue-in-cheek send-up of all things sci-fi.&nbsp;Her short fiction has appeared in&nbsp;<em>Wings of Renewal: A Solarpunk Dragon Anthology,</em>&nbsp;<em>Brave New Girls: Tales of Heroines Who Hack</em>,&nbsp;<em>Magic at Midnight: A YA Fairytale Anthology</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>Perchance to Dream</em><em>: Classic Tales from the Bard’s World in New Skins</em>. Her first published story, “The Choice,” was named one of&nbsp;<em>Ama-gi</em>&nbsp;Magazine’s Best of 2014.&nbsp;Lyssa lives with her family and way too many animals in the woods of Northwest Oregon.