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My work:  I write young adult fantasy for people who are not yet of legal age, as well as people who are but have mixed feelings about it.  I’ve written four novels and have several more in my head, clamoring to get out.  I’m currently querying agents for a contemporary retelling of a Scottish ballad, but with jacked-up pickup trucks  and awkward moments in the high school locker room. 

My blog:  I ruminate weekly on the writing life and its quirky intersections with parenthood, critters, and life in the rural South.

My bookshelf:  I love anything well-written.  My favorites range from Austen to Tolkien, Beowulf to werewolves, and Moby Dick to modern Irish poetry.  I write love-letters to John Keats and argue with Yeats when I think no one is listening.  The latest YA novel I’ve read that I wish I’d written is Revolution, by Jennifer Donnelly, and the one I can’t stop thinking about is Fingerprints of You, by Kristen-Paige Madonia.  For Christmas, I would like to be John Green.

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