Rachel Hartman's first fantasy novel Seraphina (Doubleday Canada 2012) was a finalist for the Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize awarded to the best non-illustrated book written for children by a B.C. author, a New York Times bestseller and winner of the William C. Morris YA Debut Award.

Hartman's 596-page sequel Shadow Scale (Doubleday 2015) continues to follow the half-dragon, half-human Seraphina as she struggles to unite the kingdom of Goredd by first looking for half-breed brethren.

Born in Kentucky in 1972, Rachel Hartman is a cellist and former bookseller with a degree in comparative literature. She has lived in Philadelphia, Chicago, St. Louis, England and Japan prior to arriving with her family to live in Vancouver in 2003.


Seraphina (Doubleday Canada 2012)
Shadow Scale (Doubleday 2015) $23 978-0-38566-860-6

[BCBW 2013]