Nita is a small Southern queer with a deep love of sweet tea and very strong opinions about the best kind of barbecue (hint: it’s vinegar-based.) She is a 2017 Lambda Literary Writer’s Retreat Fellow in YA literature. In addition to being a YA writer, she is a moderator for The Gay YA. You can find her on tumblr at nitatyndall where she writes about YA and queer things, or on Twitter @NitaTyndall. She lives in North Carolina with her partner and their pets.