"Richard Paul Evans is the bestselling author of The Christmas Box trilogy, The Locket, and The Looking Glass, as well as the children's books The Dance, The Christmas Candle, which received the 1998 American Mothers' Book Award, and The Spyglass. There are currently more than ten million copies of his books in print. All proceeds from Evans's books for children go to the Christmas Box House International, an organization that he founded, dedicated to building shelters and providing services for abused children. Evans lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife, Keri, and their five children. He is currently working on his next novel."