Beth Revis wrote her first books whilst still at university, where she secretly jotted down stories instead of taking notes. In addition to writing teen fiction, Beth spends her time doing things like trying to point out the dramatic irony in "Oedipus Rex" to gaggles of sixteen-year-olds. This is because she is also a teacher, in case you were wondering. Beth lives in rural North Carolina with her husband and her dog, where she splits her time between writing lesson plans, writing stories, and writing up plans to travel somewhere new. Across the Universe is her debut novel.