Adrienne Kress is a Toronto born actor and author. Her books are Alex and the Ironic Gentleman and Timothy and the Dragon’s Gate (Weinstein Books). She is a theatre graduate of the University of Toronto and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in the UK. Published around the world, Alex and the Ironic Gentlemen was featured in the New York Post as a “Post Potter Pick,” as well as on the CBS Early Show. It won the Heart of Hawick Children’s Book Award in the UK and was nominated for the Red Cedar. The sequel, Timothy, was nominated for the Audie and Manitoba Young Readers Choice Awards. Her debut YA novel, The Friday Society, will be published by Dutton in 2012. Visit her website at www.adriennekress.com.