A popular young adult fantasy author, she is best known for The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod. The series includes titles such as Ninth Grade Slays and Twelfth Grade Kills.
She published her first book, Eighth Grade Bites, in 2007. Dutton Juvenile assumed publication rights for her entire Chronicles of Vladimir Tod series.
Her other works include The Slayer Chronicles and the Legacy of Tril.
With her husband, Paul Brewer, she had two children.
She and Southern Vampire Mysteries author, Charlaine Harris, are both known for their works of fantasy fiction.