Bio for E.M. Kokie
E.M. Kokie is the author of the young adult novels Personal Effects (Candlewick Press, 2012) and Radical (Candlewick Press, Fall 2016), and contributed short stories to the 2015 anthologies Things I’ll Never Say: Stories About Our Secret Selves (Candlewick Press) and Violent Ends (Simon Pulse). She writes about teens because she is drawn to stories that grapple with issues of identity and self-determination, and characters confronting the line between childhood and adulthood. She can be found online at www.emkokie.com and tweets as @EMKokie. Emily lives in Wisconsin with her wife and pet Wookie.