I grew up in New England and now live in the Philadelphia area. I am a night person who believes that mornings were meant to be slept through, a chocolate lover, and a hiker.
I’ve been writing since the age of six, when I used to write and illustrate my own picture books. (Fortunately, none of those early efforts have survived, unless my parents are hiding them for future blackmail plans.) In high school, I considered it fun to come home from school and write novels.
I will read almost anything; I prefer to write short fiction and young-adult novels. I had my first short story published when I was seventeen, but it took me many years to write well with consistency, and I continue to learn more every year.
My short fiction has appeared in literary magazines such as Willow Review and North American Review, as well as Cricket and Hunger Mountain, and the 2011 anthology TRUTH & DARE. Viking has published two of my young-adult novels, THE SECRET YEAR (2010) and TRY NOT TO BREATHE (2012).
Member since 2004
Region: Pennsylvania: East
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