Malinda Lo is the author of several young adult novels, beginning with her debut Ash (Little, Brown, 2009), a lesbian retelling of Cinderella, which was a finalist for the Andre Norton Award, the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, the Lambda Literary Award, and the American Library Association's William C. Morris YA Debut Award, among others. She is co-founder along with Cindy Pon of Diversity in YA, a project that celebrates diversity in young adult books. Her second novel, Huntress (Little, Brown, 2011), was a companion to Ash and was a Lambda Literary Award finalist and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Most recently, her science fiction thriller duology Adaptation (Little, Brown, 2012) and Inheritance (Little, Brown, 2013) was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and winner of the Bisexual Book Award, respectively. Malinda's short fiction has been published in several anthologies: "Good Girl" in Diverse Energies (Monti and Buckell, eds.; Tu Books); "One True Love" in Foretold (Ryan, ed.; Delacorte); "Ghost Town" in Defy the Dark (Mitchell, ed.; HarperTeen); "The Twelfth Girl" in Grim (Johnson, ed.; Harlequin Teen). Her stories have been reprinted in several collections and year's best anthologies. Before she became a novelist, Malinda was an economics major, an editorial assistant, a graduate student, and an entertainment reporter. She was awarded the 2006 Sarah Pettit Memorial Award for Excellence in LGBT Journalism by the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association for her work at AfterEllen. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and has master's degrees from Harvard and Stanford Universities. After 15 years in the San Francisco Bay Area, she has recently returned to live in Massachusetts with her partner and their dog. Her website is and she is on twitter @malindalo.