Victoria Aveyard (born July 27, 1990) is an American screenwriter and young-adult novelist best known for her fantasy Red Queen series. Born and raised in a small town in Western Massachusetts, she pursued a degree in Writing for Film & Television at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts. Aveyard wrote Red Queen a year after graduating from University of Southern California's screenwriting program in 2012. Since Red Queen, Aveyard has published four #1 New York Times bestselling and USA Today bestselling books, two New York Times bestselling novellas, and a New York Times bestselling short story collection. She continues pursuing her writing career while living full-time in Los Angeles and is hard at work on her next fantasy series.