Dia Calhoun is the author of seven young adult novels, including two verse novels, After the River the Sun (Atheneum, 2013) and Eva of the Farm (Atheneum, 2012). She won the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature. Her poems have been published in MORIA Literary Magazine. Calhoun is a mentor in the Children’s Literature Fellows Program for Stony Brook University. She writes beside the wild Nisqually River in Washington State.