I’m an author of YA books, a keeper of small cats, a fan of all things geeky, and a lover of the absurd. I was born and raised in the great snowy north of Minnesota, from which I have never yet managed to escape.
My first story was written at the age of four (with the assistance of my grandfather) and was titled ‘The Cat Book.’ This was followed by such classics as ‘My Turkey Ran Away on Thanksgiving Day’ and ‘Stella and Burston’s Ice Age Adventures.’ (Don’t ask.)
After progressing through a truly alarming horror-story phase in fifth grade, and a much longer period of angsty teen poetry, I decided to get serious about my writing. In college, I minored in Creative Writing, then went on to get my MFA. DARK STAR is my debut novel.
In my spare time, I read, play video games, and do everything within my power to annoy my friends. Parlor tricks include making an eerily accurate frog noise and the ability to recite Maurice Sendak’s Outside Over There from memory.