Jennifer L. Holm
Personal: Lives in Fallston, Maryland, with her husband, Jonathan, a video-game designer; son Will, 4; and daughter Millie May, 3 months.
Pet: A cat named Princess Leia Organa.
Favorite lunch food: Bagel chips and soda.
Least favorite food: "I hate meatloaf with a passion. It's scary-looking, too. Of course, people always say, 'But you haven't tried my meatloaf.' I still don't like it."
Favorite author: Fantasy writer Lloyd Alexander.
Favorite subject in school: "History. I always had really interesting history teachers. They loved to provoke debate in class."
Worst subject: Math.