I'm a writer and actor in Austin, TX. My first book, Summer and Bird (Dutton Juvenile/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. The paperback will be available in August 2014. My next book with Dutton comes out in 2016.
I am also one of four spooky-storymakers at the Cabinet of Curiosities website. Greenwillow/HarperCollins will publish a collection of those stories in May 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.