Anne Bustard is the former co-owner of a children’s bookstore and an MFA graduate from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her newest middle-grade novel is Blue Skies. She is also the author of Anywhere but Paradise, as well as two picture books: Rad! and Buddy: The Story of Buddy Holly, which was an IRA Children’s Book Award Notable and Bank Street Book of the Year. Hawaii-born, Anne has lived in California, Texas, and now, Ontario, Canada.