About

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Rachael Allen is a scientist by day and kidlit author by night. She is the winner of the 2019 Georgia Young Adult Author of the Year award, and her books include 17 First Kisses, The Revenge Playbook, and A Taxonomy of Love, which was a Junior Library Guild selection and a 2018 Books All Young Georgians Should Read. Her next novel, The Summer of Impossibilities, is out May 12, 2020 (Abrams/Amulet). Rachael lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband, two children, and two dire wolves.

Rachael's books have been published internationally in German, Spanish, French, and Polish. She is represented by Susan Hawk of Upstart Crow Literary.

Visit Rachael on Twitter: @rachael_allen and Instagram: @rachael.stewartallen


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Rachael Allen is a scientist by day and kidlit author by night. She is the winner of the 2019 Georgia Young Adult Author of the Year award, and her books include 17 First KissesThe Revenge Playbook, and A Taxonomy of Love, which was a Junior Library Guild selection and a 2018 Books All Young Georgians Should Read. Her next novel, The Summer of Impossibilities, is out May 12, 2020 (Abrams/Amulet).


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For more information about The Summer of Impossibilities, A Taxonomy of Love, The Revenge Playbook, or 17 First Kisses, click here.



more stuff about me

- I love reading and writing YA.

- Laurie Halse Anderson recently gave me writerly advice on a post-it, and it was the culmination of my being.

- I'm obsessed with football. Playing flag football, watching pro football (Falcons Rise Up!), being a belligerent Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets fan, and playing fantasy football with my family.

- I have held a human brain. (It was during anatomy lab. I'm not, like, a serial killer.)

- I'm such a wuss, I get scared watching the previews for horror movies. Seriously, when a scary commercial comes on, I squeal and frantically jab the fast forward button on our DVR remote.

- I love reading about strong female protagonists, fully imagined worlds, rebellion against the establishment, people who aren't like me, and makeover montages - though probably not all in the same book.

- Some writers I love: Laini Taylor, Emery Lord, Nic Stone, Becky Albertalli, Julie Murphy, Sarah Lemon, Sarah Ockler, Sarah Dessen (basically, if your name is Sarah, you've got a fighting chance), Adam Silvera, Jaye Robin Brown, Laurie Halse Anderson, Libba Bray, E. Lockhart, Kody Keplinger, Lauren Myracle, Stephanie Perkins, Elizabeth Acevedo, I could go on forever.

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