I write young adult fiction about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender characters. My debut novel, Lies We Tell Ourselves, will be released in Spring 2014 by Harlequin Teen.
I grew up in Roanoke, Virginia, and escaped to Washington, D.C., at the first opportunity. That was when I was 18 and heading off to college. I now live with my girlfriend and cat in an apartment at the northernmost edge of D.C. and work for a progressive nonprofit organization. I spend my nights and weekends writing young adult fiction about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender characters; reading books; and fondly remembering the good seasons of Glee. Unfortunately this doesn’t leave much time free for the aforementioned girlfriend and cat, but they’re both good sports that way. (Well, not so much the cat, actually.)
Some of my favorite recent young adult books are An Abundance of Katherines by John Green, Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan, Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart, If I Stay by Gayle Foreman, The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth, and The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater.
I was a Lambda Literary Foundation Writers’ Retreat Fellow, and I’m represented by Jim McCarthy of Dystel & Goderich.
My first novel, Lies We Tell Ourselves, will be released in Spring 2014 by Harlequin Teen.