Young adult author who rose to fame for the release of novels like Red, Look Both Ways, and For Real. She also authored the children's novel The Classy Crooks Club.
She got a degree in photography from Harvard University and went on to be a freelance lighting designer for theaters around the United States.
She worked for four years as the photographer for the Metropolitan Opera.
She was born and raised in Evanston, Illinois but later lived in Brooklyn, New York.
She has recommended books by numerous young adult authors like Kwame Alexander.