Margaret Stohl studied at Amherst College, Yale University, Stanford University, and the University of East Anglia, Norwich. Margaret is the co-author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Beautiful Creatures series, which became a feature film in 2013, and has sold more than five million copies in nearly fifty countries. She is the author of the Icons series, also in development as a feature film, as well as the first ever Marvel YA novel. A former video game writer and designer, Margaret was a co-founder of 7 Studios with her husband Lewis Peterson. She is also a co-founder of YALLFest.