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I grew up in a Los Angeles suburb surrounded by tons of cousins and books, and that childhood has really influenced every aspect of my character as an adult. As in, I'm a bossy writer of young adult books.

After college, I decided to pursue a career in book publishing. I got a Master's for it, and then worked in both textbook and art book publishing. It taught me a lot about the industry, and I loved knowing how books were made. I also worked as a graphic designer and learned that I really cared about how things look, too. (Writers, do all designers a favor and never double space after a period!)

But then I decided to finish writing a YA novel that I started as a sample for a grad school program years before. Oh em geez, follow that old dream? Being a writer?! It worked out and now I'm privileged to spend my days doing just that—alongside an old cat with a perma-stye and a husband who draws and writes screenplays for movies. We live in L.A. where I eat lots of Korean and Mexican food and read in the sun.

I am represented by Judith Hansen of the Hansen Literary Agency. My debut YA novel, SINCE YOU ASKED..., will be released in July 2013 by Scholastic Press.