WHO: Rainbow Rowell
WHAT: Author of young adult and adult fiction
WHEN: Born February 24, 1973
WHERE: Born in Omaha, Nebraska, where she still resides
WORK WE HAVE HERE AT LC:
Carry On: The Rise and Fall of Simon Snow: "Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who's ever been chosen. That's what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he's probably right. Half the time, Simon can't even make his wand work, and the other half, he starts something on fire. His mentor's avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there's a magic-eating monster running around, wearing Simon's face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here -- it's their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon's infuriating nemesis didn't even bother to show up."
Eleanor & Park: "Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits--smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try."
Fangirl: "Feeling cast off when her twin sister outgrows their shared love for a favorite celebrity, Cath, a dedicated fan-fiction writer, struggles to survive on her own in her first year of college while avoiding a surly roommate, bonding with a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words, and worrying about her fragile father."
Landline: "Georgie McCool knows her marriage has been in trouble for a long time and it may be finally at an end, despite their love for each other, but one night Georgie discovers a way to communicate with her husband in the past."
“You saved my life, she tried to tell him. Not forever, not for good. Probably just temporarily. But you saved my life, and now I'm yours. The me that's me right now is yours. Always.” (from Eleanor & Park)
“Sometimes writing is running downhill, your fingers jerking behind you on the keyboard the way your legs do when they can’t quite keep up with gravity.” (Fangirl)
“Georgie. You cannot be jealous of Dawn--that's like the sun being jealous of a light bulb.” (Landline)