Dayna Lorentz is the author of Wayward Creatures and Of a Feather, the No Safety in Numbers trilogy, and the Dogs of the Drowned City trilogy. Wayward Creatures is the winner of the 2023 NCTE Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children. Of a Feather was a finalist for the 2021 New England Book Award. No Safety in Numbers was selected by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) as a 2013 Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, and the second book in the trilogy, No Easy Way Out, was a Barnes & Noble Booksellers Pick for Teens. Dayna holds an MFA in Creative Writing and Literature from Bennington College. She is also a staff attorney with the Vermont Judiciary and lives with her husband, two kids, and two cats in Vermont.