Libba Bray was born Martha B. Bray in 1964 in Alabama. She graduated from the University of Texas as a Theater major. After she finished her studies, she went to New York City where she had her fisrt job at Penguin Putnam in the publicity department. She was encouraged writing Young Adults stories by her husband, who is also a children's books agent. Before that, she had written three romance books, under a pen-name.
A great and terrible beauty is her first novel. She's friend with several young adults authors, like Holly Black and Cassandra Clare.
She's currently working on a comedy, Going Bovine, it the story of Cameron, a 16-year-old boy who has the mad cow disease.
"Libba Bray has never lived in the Victorian era, is not british, and she has no superpowers, though if she did, they would involve being able to eat her weight in Swedish fish without feeling the urgent need to shave her tongue afterward. She lives in Brroklyn, New York, with her husband, their son, and a cat of questionable intelligence. "
You can find her Autobiography here (and it's quite funny) or visit her website and blog
* Gemma Doyle : A great and terrible beauty (2003); Rebel angels (2005); The sweet far thing (2007)
* Going Bovine