Sucks to Be Me (2008) was my first book, followed by the sequel Still Sucks to Be Me (2010). The books have won a number of honors, including a YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers (Sucks to Be Me), and the VOYA Best Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror list 2010 (Still Sucks to Be Me).
Cat Girl’s Day Off was released in April 2012 from Tu Books, a new multicultural imprint of Lee & Low. The main character, Natalie Ng, is half-Chinese, just like me, though her life is filled with a lot more mayhem…and cats.
Ask Me is due to be released in Spring 2014 from Soho Teen.
I was an English major at the University of Florida and my favorite classes by far were those in adolescent literature. After college, I worked a number of (boring) corporate jobs and also founded YA Books Central, one of the leading websites for Young Adult (YA) books.
Born in San Mateo, California, I have moved around all over the place (Florida, Mississippi, Kentucky, Illinois) and now live in London, (the UK one, not the Canadian one).
I have also written for a number of magazines and newspapers with both fiction and non-fiction work. Some of those stories are now available on my Short Stories page.
You can follow me on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/KimberlyRPauley where I tweet, um, really really random stuff but also periodically do giveaways and take input for pressing issues in whatever book I’m working on (you know, stuff like what I should name a character and how far someone with a stab wound and a punctured lung could crawl, things like that)
I’ve also got a Fan Page up on Facebook and I’d love to see you there too. Ditto on the giveaway thing.
Want to Meet Me?
You can. Really. I’m not as hilariously funny as Libba Bray (though I try) or as cool as Neil Gaiman (but who is?) or as tall as…well, just about any other author (I’m 4′ 10″). But I’d love to meet you. You can book an author visit or do a video chat with me on Skype.