C.K. Malone is the author of A Costume for Charly, Popi's All Souls Song, and other books for children. They are a bigender award-winning educator and literature coach at the secondary level. When not grading essays or helping students, they're busy helping design culturally and LGBTQIA+ responsive units for the district and working as a climate and culture coach. C.K. also coaches and advises through alignment with the Genders and Sexualities Alliance Network. They continue this work in the literary world by advocating for all to be given the space to tell their own stories.