Catherine Stine's latest novel, a YA futuristic thriller, Fireseed One contains original illustrations by the author. Her first YA, Refugees, earned a New York Public Library Best Book and a featured review and interview in Booklist. Middle grade novels include The End of the Race and A Girl's Best Friend. More and more, she's enjoying writing page-turning suspense and speculative tales. As an illustrator, she has done work for Penguin-Perigee, Learning Strategies and Lantern Books. Stine has held some colorful jobs, including a stint as a sail-maker, a solar-heated swimming pool cover designer, and as a designer of children's fabrics and watch-faces.
Writing, illustrating and teaching creative writing are her favorite gigs ever.