Johannah Davies (JD) Spero was born
near a pristine lake in the Adirondacks and has lived in various cities such as
St. Petersburg (Russia), Indianapolis, Dallas, and Boston. She has pursued her
love of narrative through degrees in English, Russian, and teaching—and has
worked as an actress, a yoga instructor, a web design entrepreneur, freelance
writer, and a high school English teacher. She lives in the Northeast with her
husband and three young sons.
Drawing on her experience as a high school teacher—this time with a social concern, Spero infuses the rites of passage for the teenager—cliques, first kisses, peer pressure, and bullying—with magic. This stresses how tenuous and critical this time is for young people in a new, fascinating way. Written from Sami’s point of view, Spero’s narrative puts the reader into the mind of a fifteen-year-old who must navigate the tumultuous waters of being the new girl—the underdog who starts to win and is intoxicated by it. Truly a page-turner, this action-packed story will have readers of all ages eager to see what happens next.
debut novel, Catcher’s Keeper, was
chosen as a Finalist in the 2014 Indie Excellence Book Awards contest and also
made the top 5% out of 10,000 entries in the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel
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