I'm a writer and actor in Austin, TX. My first book, Summer and Bird (Dutton Young Readers/Penguin), was named one of Booklist's 2012 Top Ten First Novels for Youth and was both an IndieBound New Voices Pick and an Amazon Editors' Pick for fall 2012. It's out in paperback as well.
My next book with Dutton, a YA fantasy called The Radiant Road, comes out in early 2016.
I am also one of four spooky-storymakers at the Cabinet of Curiosities website. Last year Greenwillow/HarperCollins published a collection of those stories, which was named one of the New York Public Library's Best Books of 2014.
I often act on stage in various Austin venues, especially Hyde Park Theatre. And I do voice work for games like DC Universe Online (Oracle) and Wizard 101 (Myrella Windspar).
I have written several short plays (you can read one in New Monologues for Women by Women, Vol II), nine of which have been produced either in ScriptWork's Out of Ink festival or HPT's FronteraFest. I've also collaborated on a couple of longer ones.
I was born in Salt Lake City and lived in Atlanta, Tampa, and Houston as a kid. I have a BA in English Literature from Reed College in Portland, OR, and an MA in lit from The University of Texas at Austin.
And if you'd like to write me, I'd love to hear from you.