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For as long as I can remember, I’ve been reading. If you’ve landed on this page, you might be a little like me: passionate about books. To this day, I’m usually reading about three books at a time. But it took a while for me to translate my love of reading into a belief that I could write a novel. I had a whole, wonderful career in counseling undergrads on what they wanted to be when they grew up. It was inspiring to talk with students about their passions and plans and fulfilling to feel that I was helping them achieve their goals. Eventually, I realized that while coaching students to follow their dreams, I hadn’t been listening to my own advice. When I finally started writing, there was no turning back. I found an absolute love of writing novels geared toward teens. This passion led to a MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. When I'm not writing, counseling or drinking impossibly strong coffee, you can find me running miles around my home in Philadelphia, walking my dog or ingesting pop culture (along with great take-out) with my family. I am represented by Brianne Johnson of Writers House. My debut young adult novel, The Art of Breaking Things, is slated to be published Summer, 2019 by Viking.