Shari Green writes fiction and poetry for children and young adults. Her middle-grade verse novels include ROOT BEER CANDY AND OTHER MIRACLES, an IYL White Ravens selection; MACY McMILLAN AND THE RAINBOW GODDESS, a Schneider Family Book Award winner, Junior Library Guild selection, IBBY Outstanding Books for Young People With Disabilities selection, and USBBY Outstanding International Books selection; and MISSING MIKE, an NCTE Notable Verse Novel, OLA Best Bet, and USBBY Outstanding International Books selection. Shari’s next book, GAME FACE, releases in 2023. When she’s not writing or reading, Shari may often be found wandering the beaches and forest trails near her home on Vancouver Island, BC. Visit her online at www.sharigreen.com.