Leno, Katrina

Katrina Leno was born on the East Coast and currently lives in Los Angeles. She is the author of five critically acclaimed novels, The Half Life of Molly Pierce, The Lost & Found, Everything All at Once, Summer of Salt, and You Must Not Miss. Her sixth book, Horrid, is out September 15, 2020. You can visit her online at Katrinaleno.com

– You Must Not Miss received starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and Booklist
– Summer of Salt paperback is coming out this summer and that book received starred reviews from Kirkus and School Library Journal
– The Lost & Found received a starred review from Booklist
– The Half Life of Molly Pierce received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and a paperback edition.

3 Fun Facts

1. I have a cat named Milo! He thinks he’s a dog but I love him regardless.
2. I’ve worked in fashion for a long time in various roles and my resolution for 2020 is to buy no “new” clothes – thrifted and secondhand only! Better for our planet and also (it must be said) a lot more fulfilling when you find that PERFECT piece.
3. My favorite movie of all time is Practical Magic. It was a big inspiration for Summer of Salt! I can genuinely watch it every single day forever and never get sick of it.