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Nina LaCour


Nina LaCour

Nina LaCour grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has tutored and taught in various places, from  a juvenile hall to Mills College, where she received an MFA in Creative Writing in 2006. She currently teaches English at an independent high school and is the co-founder of Write Teen, a series of YA writing classes.

HOLD STILL, Nina's first novel, was published by Dutton Children’s Books in 2009. HOLD STILL is a William C. Morris Honor book, a Junior Library Guild selection, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and a Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best Books of 2009. Nina won the 2009 Northern California Book Award for Children’s Literature and was featured in Publishers Weekly as a Flying Starts Author.

Nina's second YA novel, THE DISENCHANTMENTS, was published in 2012 by Dutton Books. She lives in Oakland, California with her wife, photographer Kristyn Stroble.

Nina LaCour

Books by Nina LaCour

by Nina LaCour - Young Adult 14+

Colby and Bev have a long-standing pact: graduate, hit the road with Bev's band, and then spend the year wandering around Europe. But moments after the tour kicks off, Bev makes a shocking announcement: she's abandoning their plans --- and Colby --- to start college in the fall. But, somehow, the show must go on.