Chantal is a Publicity Assistant for Simon & Schuster’s Children’s Division. Born and raised in Illinois, she moved to New York two years ago with only a dream and a suitcase full of books. She’s a big fan of baseball, scuba diving, and iced coffee—and she loves finding new ice cream places to try! Her favorite books are usually quirky romances, well-developed fantasies, or gender-bent retellings. She loves to travel and collects thimbles from every place she visits (displayed proudly on her bookshelf at home).