Fantasy, science fiction, and young adult author known for The Razorland Trilogy and the Sirantha Jax series, as well as the novels I Want it That Way and The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things.
Prior to publishing her first book in 2008, she worked various odd jobs, including spending time as a clown. She has a degree in English literature.
She's been a New York Times and USA Today bestseller and has won a RITA for Best Young Adult Romance.
She married Andres Aguirre, with whom she has children.
In her 2011 Enclave, she referenced the late fantasy writer George MacDonald.