James Kennedy is the author of the speculative thriller “Dare to Know” (Quirk Books) and the YA fantasy “The Order of Odd-Fish” (Delacorte). He is the founder of the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival, in which kid filmmakers create short movies that tell the stories of Newbery-winning books. He is also the co-host of the Secrets of Story podcast. He lives in Chicago. His next novel, the horror thriller “Bride of the Tornado,” will be published by Quirk Books in 2023.