Maile Meloy grew up in Helena, Montana, and now lives in Los Angeles. Her new novel, The Apothecary, is her first for young readers, and won the 2012 E.B. White Read-Aloud Award. She is also the author of the novels Liars and Saints and A Family Daughter, and the story collections Half in Love and Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It, which was named one of the Ten Best Books of 2009 by the New York Times Book Review and one of the best books of the year by the Los Angeles Times and Amazon.com. Meloy's stories have been published in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Granta, and other publications, and she has received The Paris Reviewâ€™s Aga Khan Prize for Fiction, the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story, the Rosenthal Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, two California Book Awards, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. In 2007, she was chosen as one of Granta's 21 Best Young American Novelists. Her essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Slate, Sunset, and O.