Young Adult author Michelle Hodkin grew up in South Florida, went to college in New York, and attended law school in Michigan. When she's not writing, she can usually be found prying strange objects from the jaws of one of her three pets. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer was her first novel and the beginning of the dark and fascinating Mara Dyer trilogy.
Q: What is your favorite genre to write in? To Read?
A: What I love about YA is that I don't have to choose a genre. I can blend elements and mess with conventions from all of them—horror, mystery, sci-fi, fantasy, whatever. I'm not sure I could choose a favorite, if I were ever told that I had to. And my reading is all over the place, but right now I'm reading a lot of old school sci-fi and fantasy, with some literary fiction thrown in. [Source]