About Ann Jacobus
Ann Jacobus’s debut YA thriller, Romancing the Dark in the City of Lights, (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Griffin, 2015) won the 2016 Housatonic Book Award for Young Adult Literature. She’s published short fiction, essays, and poetry in magazines and journals in the U.S. and the U.K. She graduated from Dartmouth College and earned an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. San Francisco is where she writes, teaches, presents in high schools, volunteers on the crisis line at San Francisco Suicide Prevention, and tries to keep her family and dog fed and exercised. She’ll be moderating a panel on mental health in children’s literature in Portland, Oregon at the AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs) Conference, March 28, 2019, as well as participating in a panel on writing YA thrillers. Find her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and @annjacobus on Instagram.