about the author

Marisa RiechardtMarisa Reichardt is the critically acclaimed author of the young adult novels A Shot at Normal, Aftershocks, and Underwater. She has a Master of Professional Writing degree from the University of Southern California and dual degrees in English & American Literature and Creative Writing from UC San Diego. Before becoming a published author, Marisa worked in academic publications, tutored high school students in writing, and shucked oysters. These days, you can probably find her huddled over her laptop in a coffeehouse or swimming in the ocean. Marisa lives in Southern California with her husband, a public school teacher, and her daughter, who just began her first year of college.

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