Gina Lewis-Lee grew up absorbing the sun, rain, lightning storms, hurricanes and floods of Florida’s Gulf Coast. Alligators, chameleons and egrets were the animals of her youth, as well as a litter of Dobermans.
She moved to California to study art, receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts from California College of the Arts, and her Master of Fine Arts in English and Creative Writing from Mills College, where she discovered YA novels in verse. Her first verse novel, Firebug, was conceived in poetry classes and YA creative writing workshops during her time at Mills.
By day, you’ll find her working for an indie bookstore. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, daughter, mother-in-law, dog and cat.