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. Corina's upcoming projects include two strange, otherworldly middle grade novels and a hilarious picture book.
A city girl, fledgling guitarist, world traveler, and hopeless Chicago Cubs fan, she lives in New Orleans with her husband and son. If you’ve got weird photographs or strange stories to share, she’d love to hear from you, especially if you’ve got something to say about robots and gypsies…