Nita is a short Southern queer with very strong opinions about the best kind of barbecue (hint: it’s vinegar-based.) They are a 2017 Lambda Literary Writer’s Retreat Fellow in YA literature. In addition to being a YA writer, they moderate for YA Pride and do literary translation from German to English. You can find them on Tumblr at nitatyndall where they post about YA and queer things, or on Twitter @NitaTyndall. They live in North Carolina with their partner and pets.