American writer of young adult fiction, most known for The Selection Series. Kiera Cass was born and raised in South Carolina and graduated in 1999 from Socastee High School in Myrtle Beach. She is of Puerto Rican descent. She attended Coastal Carolina University before transferring to Radford University. She graduated from Radford with a degree in History.
The first book in The Selection trilogy, The Selection, was published in 2012 by HarperTeen. Television rights for the trilogy were optioned by the CW Television Network and two pilots were filmed, but neither were picked up for a full series. In April 2015, movie rights for The Selection trilogy, The Selection were acquired by Warner Bros.
In May 2013, Cass announced that she would be working on an as-yet-untitled series she refers to like 238 on social media, to be published by HarperCollins.
On August 14, 2014, Kiera Cass announced that The Selection Series would be expanding into more books. First, The Favorite was published in 2015. The Heir followed in 2015. Cass announced another book following The Heir, The Crown, which was released on May 3, 2016.