Young adult writer whose novels focus around teenage hardships with some of her most notable works being Crank, Burned, Glass, and Tricks.
She was only nine when she had her first material published. It was a poem in the Palm Springs Desert Sun.
She has written a couple of adult novels as well titled Triangles and Collateral.
She has been married a couple of times including to John Hopkins in 1985.
She writes young adult novels like Twilight author Stephenie Meyer.