Vicki Grove is a freelance writer with about 300 articles and short stories published in such magazines as VIRTUE, READER’S DIGEST, TWILIGHT ZONE, TEEN MAGAZINE, and AMERICAN GIRL. She has written ten middle grade and young adult novels for Penguin Putnam, many of which have been on numerous state recommended reading lists. Two of her books, Reaching Dustin and Starplace, were included as School Library Journal’s Best Books of the Year. One of her books, Destiny, was chosen by the Society of Midland Writers as the year’s best novel for young people by a Midwestern Writer. In 1998 she was inducted into the Missouri Writers’ Hall of Fame. Her new YA novel, Everything Breaks, will be out in October, 2013.
“I think of my reader as someone with an open heart and an open mind who’s trying to live authentically and compassionately in this complicated but beautiful world.”
She lives deep in the woods of the Missouri Ozarks with her husband, Mike.