About Dori Hillestad Butler
Dori Hillestad Butler is an award-winning author of more than 50 books for young readers, including the Haunted Library series, the Buddy Files series, and the brand new King & Kayla series. Her Buddy Files #1: Case of the Lost Boy won a 2011 Edgar Award and her books have appeared on numerous children’s choice and teen award lists, including Washington’s new Otter Award list. Dori has also been an active library volunteer, therapy dog partner, and mentor to many young writers. She grew up in southern Minnesota, spent 19 years in Iowa, and now lives in Kirkland. She’s a member of the Seattle7Writers collective and the Kirkland Library Board. When she’s not reading, writing, or talking about writing, she enjoys hiking, photography, and playing with the Seattle Mandolin Orchestra.