This week is the author who really made me want to start this feature in the first place.
Jandy Nelson is the author of two young adult books as well as being a literary agent herself.
I'll Give You the Sun was one of my favorite books of 2014 (and probably my life, like seriously it's amazing). I wanted to know more about Nelson, but there's not really a lot out there. She has a BA and two MFAs (one for poetry, one for Children and young adult writing). She has some published poetry in poetry journals (American Letters, Commentary, Five Fingers Review to name a few).
She considers herself to be very superstitious (which I see comes out in her novels in very good and relateable ways). She's been involved in numerous panels and is fantastic about supporting her fellow authors.
I cannot wait for her next novel (which she calls The Fall Boys and Dizzy in Paradise on her Gallery page). Her books are amazing, and if you haven't read either of them yet, I wholeheartedly suggest that you do!!