Officially Twisted

Musings of YA Author, Dawn Metcalf

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I have no good excuse for the way I write. I lived in a normal, loving, suburban home, studied hard, went to college, went to graduate school, got married, had babies, and settled down in northern Connecticut. Despite this wholesome lifestyle, I've been clearly corrupted by fairy tales, puppet visionaries, British humour and graphic novels. As a result, I write dark, quirky, and sometimes humorous speculative fiction.

LUMINOUS (2011, Dutton Books)
DEAR BULLY [contributor] (2011, HarperTeen)
INDELIBLE (July, 2013, Harlequin Teen)

Check out my official website at www.dawnmetcalf.com.
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