YA writer, Comics minx, rock'n'roll star. Young Adult editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books. Recipient of the Macdowell Fellowship. Part-time Canadian. Author of The Year of the Beasts.
"There’s something about writing characters who are in a profound transformation and when you’re a young adult that’s exactly what’s happening. Everything is for the first time, everything is a new experience, your feelings are running very high and it’s when you throw down and decide what kind of adult you’re going to be, what kind of human being you’re going to be. I find that as a writer and someone who wants to have really interesting characters, that’s a really compelling time of life."