Corina Vacco gravitates toward strange, beautiful
things—robots and gypsies, ghost towns in the middle of nowhere, curiosities shops in dark alleys, and mysterious, fog-shrouded islands. Writing is what keeps her heart beating.
She trespassed on toxic land and wrote the first draft of her debut novel, MY CHEMICAL MOUNTAIN, while parked in her car at the foot of a radioactive landfill—this book went on to win the Delacorte Prize for a First Young Adult Novel, was a Bank Street Best Book of the Year, and made the shortlist for the 2014 Green Earth Book Award.
A fledgling guitarist and hopeless Chicago Cubs fan, she lives with her husband and son in New Orleans, and can often be found eating beignets in the Quarter, listening to zydeco in swamp country, or hanging Mardi Gras beads from the branches of her favorite old oak tree.