Fade to Black (Flinn)

Author Bio
Birth—October 23, 1966
Where—Glen Cove, New York, USA
Education—University of Miami
Currently—lives in Miama, Florida

Alex Flinn grew up in Syosset, New York and Miami, Florida. At the age of five she started thinking about being a writer and submitted early efforts to magazines like Highlights, which did not publish them. At twelve, she moved to Palmetto Bay, Florida, a suburb of Miami, where she still lives. She had a hard time making friends at her new school, and she has said that this experience inspired much of her writing for young adults, particularly her book, Breaking Point.

She graduated from Miami-Palmetto High School and was in a magnet performing arts program called PAVAC (Performing And Visual Arts Center), which inspired some of her book, Diva. She graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in vocal performance (opera) then went to law school and practiced law for 10 years before retiring to devote herself full-time to writing. She lives in Miami, Florida, with her husband, Eugene Flinn, two daughters, a cat, and a dog.

Alex Flinn loves fairy tales and is also the author of a modern retelling of "Beauty and the Beast" titled Beastly, which was named a VOYA Editor's Choice for 2007, a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age for 2008, and a 2008 ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers.

Her other books include Breathing Underwater, an ALA Top 10 Best Book for Young Adults, Breaking Point, Nothing to Lose, Fade to Black, and Diva. (Adapted from Wikipedia and the publisher.)

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