Kody Keplinger was born and raised in a small Kentucky town. During her senior year of high school she wrote her debut novel, The DUFF (Little, Brown 2010), which was a New York Times bestseller, a USA Today bestseller, a YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, and a Romantic Times Top Pick. It has since been adapted into a major motion picture. Kody is also the author of Lying Out Loud (Scholastic 2015), a companion to The DUFF; Shut Out (Little, Brown 2011); A Midsummer’s Nightmare (Little, Brown 2012); and Run (Scholastic 2016), as well as the middle-grade novel The Swift Boys & Me (Scholastic 2014). Kody is the cofounder of Disability in Kidlit and lives in New York City, where she teaches writing workshops and continues to write books for kids and teens. You can find more about her and her books at www.kodykeplinger.com.