Katie Crouch was raised in Charleston, South Carolina. Though trained with her friends as a debutante, she never actually made it to the ball. She is the author of the bestselling books Girls in Trucks and Men and Dogs and has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, Glamour, the Guardian (London), and McSweeney's. She splits her time between San Francisco, California and Edisto Island, South Carolina. The Magnolia League was her young adult debut.
Grady Hendrix's writing can be found in Slate, Strange Horizons, Lightspeed Magazine and the upcoming 'Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination.' He and Katie Crouch went to high school together and were voted "Wittiest" in their senior yearbook. They would have preferred 'Most Likely to Succeed'.