I'm Nova Ren Suma. I wrote the YA novels 17 & GONE and IMAGINARY GIRLS (both out now from Dutton/Penguin). And as we speak I'm writing a new novel, THE WALLS AROUND US, coming Spring 2015 from Algonquin YR.

Here's my blog: distraction99.com. And here's my author website: novaren.com.


Imaginary Girls

Imaginary Girls paperback


Ultimate YA: Interview with Kat Rosenfield (Part 1)



1. What is your favorite thing about writing fiction? Least favorite?

Writing fiction is an incredible challenge in that you’ve got to make it real — the story, the characters, the world they move around in. That’s what I like best about it. It’s both terrifying and wonderful to have all that responsibility, and all that freedom, to build a convincing and compelling reality inhabited by people who don’t feel like paper dolls.

Here’s a little interview I did for Ultimate YA, where I discuss the challenges of writing fiction and reveal my fondness zombie apocalypse novels. (Because of course my love of all things zombie-related was a complete secret up until now. Yeah.)

Click to see the whole thing.