Author of Young Elites trilogy and Legend trilogy
Bio: Marie Lu was born in China in 1984 (perhaps a sign of dystopian stories to come), and moved from Beijing to Baton Rouge, Louisiana in the same year the Tiananmen Square massacre happened. Eventually she and her parents settled down in Sugar Land, Texas—which she still considers her hometown.
Marie graduated in 2006 from USC and currently resides in Los Angeles with her boyfriend, two Pembroke Welsh Corgis, and a chihuahua mix., and she spends her time stuck in traffic. She once was an art director in the video game industry, but now writes full-time. She likes food, fighter jets, afternoon tea, happy people, electronics, the interwebz, cupcakes, pianos, bright colors, rain, Christmas lights, sketches, animation, dogs, farmers' markets, video games, and of course, books.
Marie's Twitter: @Marie_Lu
Awards and Honors: Legend 2013 Lone Star Reading List, Legend 2013 TAYSHAS Reading List, 2016 Spirit of Texas High School Author
Teacher's Guide: A Discussion Guide for Legend