Allison K. Hymas received both her Bachelors of Arts in English and her Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from BYU. She writes poems and short stories that have been published in Rivet, FLARE, Sassafras and Dark Matter. She has also published two middle grade novels with Aladdin/Simon & Schuster, Under Locker and Key and Arts and Thefts, both about a 12-year-old boy who works as a retrieval specialist at his middle school, returning what others steal. Her next novel, The Explorer’s Code, a puzzle story about three kids who solve the mystery of an old manor house, will be released in September with Imprint/Macmillan. When she’s not writing, Allison enjoys reading, cooking, and running long distances.