Author Nic Stone leapt onto the young adult scene with the publication of her debut YA novel, the #1 New York Times bestseller Dear Martin. Three more YA novels and two middle-grade novels later, she’s an acclaimed and bestselling author whose books never fail to both entertain and expand the mind. Her works are bestsellers, best books of the year, and award finalists. Nic Stone has written some of the most important YA books of our generation and most recently, was named in Time‘s 100 Best YA Books of All Time.
Stone represents diverse voices, stories, and identities in her work, reflecting the wide array of cultures, backgrounds, and religions she was exposed to growing up. Each of Nic Stone’s novels features well-rounded characters who will work their way into your heart, one page at a time. You won’t soon forget their trials, tribulations, triumphs, and stories.
Stone’s captivating young adult novels explore realistic themes and topics that modern teens—and adults—deal with every day, from heavy and serious to lighthearted and fun. Her books are perfect both as an enthralling pleasure read and for a rich and fruitful book club discussion. Dear Martin and its sequel Dear Justyce explore racism, the aftermath of police brutality, and the ins and outs of the American criminal justice system. Odd One Out examines friendships, crushes, first love, identity, and self-discovery. Jackpot is a funny romance that delves into class and privilege—and the effects of a little good luck. Stone’s body of work is emotional, powerful, and delightful. Whether you already love Nic Stone or you’re new to her books, you’re sure to find something to enjoy—it’s hard to pick up a Nic Stone novel and not find yourself engrossed right away.
Nic Stone was raised in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia. After working in teen mentoring and spending a few years in Israel, she returned to the United States to work as a writer full-time.