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 is working on her second YA novel, The Disenchantments, which will be published in 2012 by Dutton Books. She lives in Oakland, California with her wife, photographer Kristyn Stroble.