Christina Soontornvat

Christina  Soontornvat
Christina Soontornvat is the author of two Newbery Honor winning books; the middle grade fantasy, A Wish in the Dark, and the middle-grade nonfiction account of the Thai Cave Rescue, All Thirteen. Christina is also the author of Scholastic's beloved fantasy series the Diary of an Ice Princess, and the picture books, The Ramble Shamble Children, The Blunders, and Simon at the Art Museum, Christina holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a master's degree in Science Education. She spent a decade working in the science museum field, where she designed programs and exhibits to get kids excited about science and STEM. Christina lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, two young children, and one old cat. You can learn more about her work at