Justina Chen Headley
Author of “North of Beautiful”
I always wanted to be a writer–and wrote my first 50-page novella when I was eight. But after graduating from Stanford, I took a minor detour to work at Microsoft, both in Seattle and Sydney, Australia. Afterwards, I returned to my first love: writing young adult fiction. My latest novel, NORTH OF BEAUTIFUL has received starred reviews in Kirkus and Publishers Weekly. My debut novel, Nothing but the Truth (and a few white lies), was sold at auction and won the 2007 Asian Pacific American Award for Literature. Girl Overboard was a Junior Library Guild Premier Selection.