Lucy Frank is the author of seven young adult and middle grade novels. Her first, I am an Artichoke, was a 1995 Publishers Weekly Flying Start. Booklist said of Will You Be My Brussel Sprout?, its follow-up: “This quirky coming-of-age story will confirm Frank’s place as a fresh new YA talent.” Her books have been praised as “funny, brainy and sweet”, “wise and terrifically well-observed.”
In the years before she devoted herself to writing full-time, Lucy worked as a vitamin pill shipping clerk, editorial assistant, children’s clothing designer, low-income housing program administrator, budget analyst, mutual fund portfolio manager, employment counselor, and lab administrator for a neurobiology lab that studied mouse reproductive behavior.
Lucy Frank is now at work on a novel in verse about two very different patients in parallel hospital beds called Two Girls Staring at the Ceiling. She splits her time between New York City and upstate New York where she and her husband have raised one son, three cats, four ducks, and countless flowers and vegetables. You can visit her here.