Biography for Hostage Prince

Penguin Putnam
Jane Yolen ( needs no introduction! She has been called the "Hans Christian Andersen of children's literature" (Time) and has won countless awards for her wide-ranging body of work -- picture books, poetry, nonfiction, middle-grade fiction, YA novels, and novels and poetry for adults. She was also the editor of her own imprints at Harcourt (Jane Yolen Books and the reprint line Magic Carpet Books), where she published best-selling authors Patricia C. Wrede, Bruce Coville, and Anne McCaffrey, among many others.

Adam Stemple ( is the author of wo novels for adults, Singer of Souls andSteward of Songs (both Tor), as well as a musician ... and Jane's son! They have collaborated on two "rock 'n' troll fairy tales" (Pay the Piper andTroll Bridge), and our own B.U.G. (Dutton).