New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Mitchard has written many novels for adults, including TWO IF BY SEA. She has also written young adult novels; children’s books; a memoir, MOTHER LESS CHILD; and a collection of essays, THE REST OF US: Dispatches from the Mother Ship. Her first novel, THE DEEP END OF THE OCEAN, was the inaugural selection of the Oprah Winfrey Book Club, later adapted for a feature film starring and produced by Michelle Pfeiffer. Mitchard is the editor in chief and co-creator of Merit Press and a professor of fiction and creative nonfiction at Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier. She lives on Cape Cod with her husband and their nine children.