Alyson Gerber is the author of critically-acclaimed novels TAKING UP SPACE, FOCUSED, and BRACED published by Scholastic. TAKING UP SPACE was reviewed by the New York Times Book Review as “Thoughtful and powerful.” Her books have a total of five starred reviews between them, have been nominated for ten state book awards, are all Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selections, and have been picked as Best Books of the Year by many publications, including Today Show and Kirkus Reviews. The first two books in Alyson’s new middle grade mystery series, THE LIARS SOCIETY, pitched as THE BABY-SITTERS’ CLUB meets GOSSIP GIRL set at a New England prep school, will be in stores 2024. Alyson has an MFA from The New School in Writing for Children. She is a graduate of two New England prep schools and now lives in New York City with her family.