Melissa Bashardoust received her degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley, where she rediscovered her love for creative writing, children's literature, and fairy tales and their retellings. She currently lives in Southern California with a cat named Alice and more copies of Jane Eyre than she probably needs. Melissa is the author of Girls Made of Snow and Glass and Girl, Serpent, Thorn.
In Girls Made of Snow and Glass, Melissa Bashardoust has given us exquisite displays of magic, complex mother-daughter relationships, and gloriously powerful women triumphing in a world that does not want them to be powerful. A gorgeous, feminist fairy tale * Traci Chee, New York Times bestselling author of The Reader * An empowering and progressive original retelling * School Library Journal * Dark, fantastical, hauntingly evocative * Kirkus Reviews, starred review * Utterly superb * ALA Booklist * A feminist fairy tale not to be missed * BookPage *