Kalynn Bayron is the bestselling author of the YA fantasy novels Cinderella Is Dead and This Poison Heart. She is a classically trained vocalist, and when she’s not writing, you can find her listening to Ella Fitzgerald on a loop, attending the theater, watching scary movies, and spending time with her kids. In The Vanquishers (Bloomsbury Children’s Books), we meet Malika “Boog” Wilson. She and her best friends have grown up idolizing the Vanquishers, a group of heroic vampire hunters who wiped out the last horde of the undead decades ago. These days, most people don’t take even the most basic vampire precautions – no garlic wreaths or early curfews – but Boog’s parents still follow the old rules, much to her embarrassment. Then a friend goes missing, and Boog doesn’t know what to think. Is the school counselor, Mr. Rupert, hiding something? Is it something more dangerous? Can it be that vampires might not have been vanquished after all? Boog is determined to save her friend. And while no one ever expected the Vanquishers to return, if their town needs protection from the undead, Boog knows who to call.