I’ve worked as a teacher in both public and private schools; my writing has appeared in the StarTribune, Brain, Child magazine, Calyx, and other web and print publications. I teach teenagers about writing at The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis. However, the best job I ever had was when I worked in a thrift store pawing through donations of cast-off junk. Loved that job so much.

My first two books, Sex & Violence & Perfectly Good White Boy were published by Carolrhoda LAB.

My third book, Cut Both Ways, (HarperCollins), will be released September 2015.

All these books are young adult novels with male narrators. Maybe I will do a girl narrator next? Who the hell knows?  Nevermind: I did. Just A Girl (HarperCollins) comes out in March 28, 2017.

I wish I could report all sorts of cute quirky things that I do, but really, I’m kind of boring. I read a lot and never really go anywhere and don’t see that changing ever. Probably I should get some hobbies or something? Sometimes I crochet stuff.

Oh, wait! Here is a picture of me looking dastardly! But it’s really just because my hair’s wet and I just busted out a new beautiful Benefit Brow pencil. I kind of have a thing about cosmetics and beauty products, if you want to know the truth.







I live with Adrian, my husband, Matilda, my daughter, and my dogs, Pablo and Jelly. All of whom are super interesting, actually. Built-in entertainment, really.

Oh! Here’s me answering “Hostile Questions” for The Booklist Reader. That might be helpful.

Also, I am represented by this very excellent person named Michael Bourret at DG&B. He does all my business-y things. Like, in case you want to pay me stacks of cash to make up stories or would like me to blurb your book or whatever.

If you have questions, my email’s below and Pablo will handle it.  He knows next to nothing but he’s very enthusiastic. Don’t give anything to Jelly; he will just eat it.