Namina Forna is a young adult novelist/screenwriter based in Los Angeles, and the author of the upcoming epic fantasy YA novel The Gilded Ones. Originally from Sierra Leone, West Africa, she moved to the US when she was nine and has been traveling back and forth ever since. Namina loves spicy food and witchy-looking cats, and has been known to wear unicorn onesies to the nearest taco truck.

North American rights for The Gilded Ones were pre-empted by Penguin Random House / Delacorte Press in a significant six-figure deal just days after submission.