Shelly Sanders is the author of Daughters of the Occupation, published by Harper on May 3, 2022. The novel is inspired by her grandmother’s family, many of whom were murdered during the Latvian Holocaust. Shelly is also the author of three Young Adult historical fiction novels (The Rachel Trilogy, Second Story Press); the first received a Starred Review in Booklist, and two of the three were named Notable Books for Teens from the Association of Jewish Libraries. She lives in Toronto, Canada, and is represented by Beverley Slopen (Beverley [AT] slopenagency.ca. Follow Shelly on Twitter and on Instagram.