Toni Guy is currently querying her first midgrade novel, Jello Jamieson and the Sister Recycling Machine while working on her second manuscript about growing up as a zombie in a normal family. She is an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and the winner of the SCBWI CenCal 2013 Summer Conference Grant Contest. Since 2008 she has been a member of a writing group called Women Who Write and has 10 years’ experience in copy writing and branding for the tween/teen mass market product lines, Caboodles and Sassaby. Toni grew up in New Zealand. She entirely blames her homeland and her hilariously dysfunctional family for her strange sense of humor and warped view of the world. She lives in Ventura, CA and is the mother of two midgrade boys.