Maria Padian is the author of the young adult novels Jersey Tomatoes Are the Best and Brett McCarthy: Work in Progress, which was chosen by the ALA and YALSA as one of the Best Books for Young Adults and also received a Maine Lupine Honor Award and Maine Literary Award. Her next novel for young adults, Out of Nowhere, will be released in Spring 2013. All of her work is published by Knopf Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House.
A graduate of Middlebury College and the University of Virginia, Maria lives in Brunswick, Maine with her family. To learn more about her, visit mariapadian.com.