Elizabeth Fama is the author of Overboard and Monstrous Beauty, out in September 2012 from FSG. She holds a BA in Biology with honors, an MBA, and a PhD in Economics and Finance. Her first book, Overboard (Cricket Books, 2002), was named a 2003 Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association (one of only eleven books selected unanimously by the committee that year). It received the 2002-2003 honor award from the Society of Midland Authors, and it was nominated for five state readers' choice awards (New Hampshire, Texas, Illinois, Utah, and Florida).