Ransom Riggs is the number one New York Times bestselling author of the Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children novels. Riggs was born on a farm in Maryland and grew up in southern Florida. He studied literature at Kenyon College and film at the University of Southern California. His most recent book is "The Conference of the Birds." He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, bestselling author Tahereh Mafi, and their family.