At age ten, Brant got her first taste of writing success when she won her school's Young Authors contest. She went on to study journalism at Northwestern University, completed the Publishing Institute program at the University of Denver, and continued to write adult fiction (albeit unpublished) for 25 years while working and being a mom.
When she started reading the same books as her kids, her attention and passion shifted to Young Adult fiction. Now Brant writes about isolated teenagers who somehow find a way to connect with others, and she's notes she is “ also a sucker for a little romance”.
Brant lives in West Dundee, the best neighborhood in America (as crowned by Good Morning America in 2010) with her husband, two kids, and a couple of guinea pigs.
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