Author famous for her books in the Velva Jean series as well as the New York Times bestseller All the Bright Places. She has also dabbled in nonfiction with books like Ada Blackjack and the memoir The Aqua Net Diaries.
She started writing full-time in 2000 and first gained attention with the nonfiction book The Ice Master in 2001.
She is the creator of the high school-focused online magazine Germ.
Her mother is author Penelope Niven. She married photographer Louis Kapeleris.
Her novel All the Bright Places was optioned to become a movie starring Elle Fanning.