New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins is the author of numerous works including Crank, Burned, Impulse, Glass, Identical, Tricks, Fallout, Perfect, Triangles, Tilt, and Collateral. She lives in Carson City, Nevada, with her husband and son. studied journalism in college, but left school to marry, raise kids and start her own business--a video store, before the mega-chains were out there. After a divorce, she met her current husband and moved to Tahoe to become ski bums and otherwise try to find their dreams. At that time, she went to work for a small alternative press, writing stories and eventually editing. After moving down the mountain to the Reno area, she started writing nonfiction books. With the publication of her novel, Crank, which led to a valued career writing YA novels in verse, all of which explore the more difficult situations in which young adults often find themselves.