Marcus Sedgwick is a British author of Young Adult fiction. After careers in bookselling and the publishing industry, Sedgwick produced his first novel Floodland in 2000. Mining a rich seam of Gothic intrigue, the book set the tone for many of his following YA novels and scooped the Branford Boase Award. Amongst his subsequent, highly acclaimed Young Adult Novels are The Dark Horse, My Swordhand is Singing and Midwinterblood. In 2009, Sedgwick embarked on The Raven Mysteries, a series for younger readers, the success of which led to another cycle of books for the same age group, called Elf Girl and Raven Boy. Sedgwick has also co-authored a graphic novel with his brother Julian, called Dark Satanic Mills, and his latest novel is Snowflake, AZ.