|Introduction||Random Californian who spent the last five years in Scotland, and who has no idea where she lives now. MFA English & Creative Writing, Mills College, Oakland, 2004... 2010 Coretta Scott King Award Honoree for MARE'S WAR (still surprised by this). Third publication with Knopf Books for Young Readers: HAPPY FAMILIES, May 2012. I believe the unexamined life isn't worth it, so I examine everything in excruciatingly detail, obsessive... or "thoughtful," to make it sound less psychotic. Reflective, gregariously introverted, happy being left alone to observe, read and write...|
|Interests||young adult fiction, music, eating, cooking vegetarian/vegan, gardening, teas, swimming, cycling, drawing, watercolor, clay sculpture, world religions, philosophy, linguistics, etymology, languages|
|Favorite Music||Choral or classical, but also... Lost in the Trees, Fiona Apple, Freshly Ground, The Innocence Project, and other Jules or NPR-introduced awesome.|
|Favorite Books||YA fiction with a diverse cast, Science Fiction & Fantasy, The Work of Sir Terry Pratchett!, far too many others to list, mental_floss, OED.|
Lionesses have no manes. How do they know when they've grown up?
The first time they take down a tofutti-beast alone.