I’m a doctor turned writer of middle grade and young adult fiction, as well as an avid reader, an identical twin, and a new mom. I live in Massachusetts but grew up in Texas and Arkansas.
As a kid I read anything I could get my hands on, but my favorites were fantasy novels. I read and re-read The Dark Is Rising series by Susan Cooper, The Lord of the Rings series by JRR Tolkein, and The Chronicles of Prydain series by Lloyd Alexander. Yes, I was/am a dork.
My favorite kids books right now: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, Feed by M.T. Anderson, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, and Nim’s Island by Wendy Orr
My favorite books for adults: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel by Diane Setterfield, Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides, A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi