Chris Cander

Chris Cander is the award-winning author of the novels Whisper Hollow, 11 Stories, and the children's picture book The Word Burglar. Her latest is the USA Today–bestselling The Weight of a Piano, which the New York Times called, "immense, intense and imaginative.” With starred reviews from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, BookPage, and Library Journal, it was an ABA Indie Next Great Reads pick in both hardcover and paperback and has so far been translated into twelve languages.

For seven years, Chris was a writer-in-residence for Writers in the Schools, where she engaged young artists in the pleasure and power of reading and writing. Some of her original lessons were included in the anthology Spellbound: The Art of Teaching Poetry.