Margaret Stohl is a #1 New York Times bestselling & award-winning author of books, comics and videogames. Best known for the BEAUTIFUL CREATURES novels and Marvel's LIFE OF CAPTAIN MARVEL comics, her latest book is CATS VS ROBOTS: THIS IS WAR (with husband Lewis Peterson, illustrated by their child Kay Peterson.) When not writing, she builds game worlds (#Bungie) or book festivals (#Yallwest #Yallfest) Find more about her at mstohl.com // @mstohl on twitter // margaret_stohl at instagram // margaret_stohl on snapchat.
Margaret is the USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Los Angeles Times, Indie-Bound, Wall Street Journal and Internationally Bestselling author of twelve YA novels, and has been published in 37 languages and 48 countries.
BEAUTIFUL CREATURES was adapted into a film (2013) by Warner Brothers and Alcon Entertainment, and was an ALA William C. Morris YA Debut Award finalist in 2010, as well as a SCIBA award finalist, a NYPL Book for the Teen Age, and a YALSA Teen Top Ten Pick. Beautiful Creatures was named the #1 Teen Pick from Amazon in 2009, and the #5 Editors Pick, Overall.
Aside from the BEAUTIFUL CREATURES novels, Margaret has written the DANGEROUS CREATURES novels (both series with Kami Garcia), the ICONS novels, Marvel's BLACK WIDOW novels, ROYCE ROLLS and CATS VS ROBOTS: THIS IS WAR.
In addition to novels, Margaret is also the author of many comics, including MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL, CAPTAIN MARVEL DARK ORIGINS, CAPTAIN MARVEL GENERATIONS, and LIFE OF CAPTAIN MARVEL for MARVEL COMICS.
Prior to her career in books and comics, Margaret worked in the video game industry for sixteen years, eventually co-founding 7 Studios game developer with her husband, Lewis Peterson, serving as Creative Director until the company was acquired. Margaret now splits time between Santa Monica and Seattle, where she builds game worlds at Bungie Inc.
Margaret's passion project is literacy outreach; as the co-founder of YALLFEST (Charleston, SC) and YALLWEST (Santa Monica, CA), two of the biggest kid/teen book festivals in the country, she loves nothing more than talking books with teen and youth readers.