Annie Barrows is the author of some twenty-odd books for both children and adults. Her works for children include the best-selling Ivy and Bean series for young readers, The Magic Half and its sequel Magic in the Mix for the middle grades, and the recently released Nothing for young adults. She is the co-author, with her aunt Mary Ann Shaffer, of the international best-seller The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a film adaptation of which was released this year. A second novel for adults, The Truth According to Us, was published in 2015. Her brand-new book is Ivy and Bean: One Big Happy Family, the eleventh in the series.