Vivian Vande Velde (born 1951, Rochester, New York) is an American author who writes books primarily aimed at young adults.Her novels and short story collections usually have some element of horror or fantasy, but are primarily humorous. Her book Never Trust a Dead Man (1999) received the 2000 Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Novel. She says that she really likes to write for children. She likes to do school talks to children. She does many book conventions and also gives writing classes. She lives and works in Rochester, New York, with her husband and daughter.Vande Velde, Vivian is the author of 'Rumpelstiltskin Problem' with ISBN 9780618055234 and ISBN 0618055231.