Kat Zhang loves traveling to places both real and fictional–the former allows for better souvenirs, but the latter allows for dragons, so it’s a tough pick. HarperCollins published her first YA trilogy, the Hybrid Chronicles, which are about a girl struggling to survive in an alternate universe where people are born with two souls, and one is doomed to disappear. Next up, she has two MG stand-alones coming out with Aladdin/Simon & Schuster. The first, The Emperor's Riddle, tells the story of a Chinese-American girl who embarks on a hunt for a long-lost treasure after her eccentric aunt goes missing during a summer trip to China. You can learn all about Kat at her site, or listen to her ramblings on Twitter.