Christa Desir writes dark contemporary young adult books and is represented by Sarah LaPolla at Curtis Brown, Ltd. She graduated as a theatre major/women's studies minor from Grinnell College and lives with her family outside of Chicago. She spent over nine years volunteering as a rape victim advocate in hospital ERs and is now the board president for the Voices and Faces Project, a documentary project designed to give a voice to rape victims.
When not writing books about broken people, Christa spends her days editing romance books for Samhain Publishing (this is such an awesome job!). She also frequently humiliates herself and avoids housework whenever possible. You can follow her blog here and find her on Twitter here.
Christa's debut novel, FAULT LINE, was created after she attended a survivor testimonial writing workshop offered by the Voices and Faces Project. Written from a boyfriend's perspective, it tells the story of a girl who is gang raped at a party and the fallout of their relationship afterwards. It will be published by SimonPulse on October 1, 2013.
Writing superstition: When she wants to get really serious about writing, she puts on her husband's Cassius Clay T-shirt and refuses to take it off until she's knocked out at least 5,000 words. (Thank goodness she's a fast writer!)