Amber J. Keyser is a former ballerina and evolutionary biologist who writes both fiction and nonfiction for tweens and teens.
Her young adult novels include Pointe, Claw, an explosive story about two girls claiming the territory of their own bodies, and The Way Back From Broken, a heart-wrenching novel of loss and survival (and a finalist for the Oregon Book Award). She is the co-author with Kiersi Burkhart of the middle grade series Quartz Creek Ranch.
Her nonfiction titles include The V-Word, an anthology of personal essays by women about first-time sexual experiences (Rainbow List, Amelia Bloomer list, New York Public Library Best Book for Teens and Chicago Public Library Best Nonfiction for Teens) and Sneaker Century: A History of Athletic Shoes.
Amber lives on the dry side of Oregon with her husband, two kids, four chickens, and a dog who looks like a Muppet.