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Marisa Kanter writes young adult novels featuring ambitious girls, soft boys, and all the feels. She grew up surrounded by books in a town outside of Boston, MA. Her love for books took her to New York City, where she graduated from New York University with a B.S. in Media, Culture, and Communications and a Creative Writing minor.

She has worked in publicity for major publishers and covered YA books for MTV. Currently, she works in sales, on the distribution side of the publishing industry. She can often be found searching for the best iced chai in NYC, or reading on the 3 train.

Marisa’s debut novel, WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU will release from Simon & Schuster BFYR in 2020. She is represented by Taylor Haggerty of Root Literary.