To find out when I have new stuff you can read, please subscribe to my newsletter (on the left)!
For questions on rights, please contact my agent:
Harvey Klinger, Inc.
300 West 55th Street, Suite 11V
New York, NY 10019
MY LIFE (abridged version)
I wrote my first story in first grade. The narrator was an ice-cream cone in the process of being eaten. In fourth grade, I wrote my first book, about a girl who gets shipwrecked on a desert island with her faithful and heroic dog (a rip-off of both The Black Stallion and all the Lassie movies, very impressive).
After selling my first story (Temple of Stone) while in high school, I gave in to my mother’s importuning to be practical and majored in biology at Brooklyn College. I then went to Columbia Law School and practiced law for almost two years at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, a large law firm in New York City. I kept writing and submitting in my spare time, and finally, a mere 15 years after my first short story acceptance, I sold my first novel to Greenwillow Books (HarperCollins).
I live in Silver Spring, Maryland (right outside of Washington, D.C.) with my husband and four children.
Follow me on Facebook or Twitter!
Or read some of my favorite interviews/blog posts:
Interview at The Enchanted Inkpot
Ten Things I’ve Done That You (Probably) Haven’t
I also write Judaica books under the name Leah Sokol.