I grew up in California’s Gold Country, at the end of a long dirt road. I spent a lot of time sitting in trees, reading books, and writing stories in my head. Now I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, where I spend a lot of time sitting in coffee shops, reading books, and writing stories on my laptop. Along the way, I studied English and Creative Writing at Stanford and at San Francisco State University, and I worked as an editor for a variety of book publishers, magazines, and websites, from The Future of Children to Dirt Rider. These days, when I’m not writing or reading, I’m most often driving my son and daughter to soccer practices and watching their games. My worst-kept secret? No matter how many soccer games I watch, I will never, ever, ever understand the off-sides rule.
My first novel, Gemini, is out now from Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.