Nic Stone is an Atlanta native and a Spelman College graduate. Her debut novel for young adults, Dear Martin, was a #1 New York Times bestseller and a William C. Morris Award finalist. She is also the author of Odd One Out, a novel about discovering oneself and who it is okay to love, which was an NPR Best Book of the Year and a Rainbow Book List Top Ten selection, and Jackpot, a love-ish story that takes a searing look at economic inequality. Dear Justyce, the sequel to Dear Martin, will be published this fall. Nic’s first middle grade novel, Clean Getaway, was published this past January and was an instant New York Times bestseller. Nic lives in Atlanta with her family.