ILIMA TODD was born and raised on the north shore of Oahu and currently resides in the Rocky Mountains. Her published work includes A SONG FOR THE STARS (Booklist starred review) which was named one of the top ten romances of 2019 by ALA, and REMAKE and RESIST from Shadow Mountain and Simon & Schuster. Her debut picture book will be released in Winter ’24 from HarperCollins. She’s been a Whitney finalist, Utah Book Award finalist, IndieFab finalist, and winner of both the Swoony and LDSPMA Praiseworthy Awards. Ilima earned an MFA from VCFA’s Writing for Children and Young Adults program and is represented by Tobias Literary.