I am an award-winning author of historical and contemporary young adult fiction. A native of southern California, I graduated from UCLA then got my law degree at UC Davis King Hall. I love cold brewed coffee, naps, and dancing, but not all at once. I play classical piano, have perfect pitch, and through some mutant gene, can smell musical notes through my nose.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Book Launch – The Radical Element

    March 13
  2. SCBWI YA Masterclass

    April 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC-7
  3. SF State University – Writers on Writing

    April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC-7

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For rights inquires, please contact Kristin Nelson at Nelson Literary Agency.

For publicity inquiries, please contact Lily Yengle at G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books, a division of Penguin Random House books.

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