Kelly Quindlen is the author of the young adult novel Her Name in the Sky. A graduate of Vanderbilt University and a former teacher, Kelly has had the joy of speaking to PFLAG groups and high school GSAs. She currently serves on the leadership board of a non-profit for Catholic parents with LGBT children. Kelly lives in Atlanta.
"An absolutely stunning, but also incredibly important novel about
best friends and discovering who you are." --Mason Deaver,
bestselling author of I Wish You All the Best "Perfectly captures
the joys and hopes and thrills of being a real, authentic teenager
. . . A fantastic read for queer teens today." --Kacen Callender,
Stonewall and Lambda Award-winning author This Is Kind of an Epic
"Late to the Party is right on time to being your favorite read. I didn't want my time with Quindlen's characters to end." --Sara Farizan, Lambda Award-winning author of If You Could Be Mine "Kelly Quindlen has written a slow-burning, exquisite book well-worth savoring." --Aminah Mae Safi, author of Tell Me How You Really Feel "A deeply heartfelt and emotionally honest celebration of late bloomers, queer solidarity, and friendships both old and new. This book has a permanent place in my heart." --Dahlia Adler, author of Under the Lights. "A love letter to late bloomers, Late to the Party combines teenage angst with first loves and second chances and emphasises that true friends will always be there for you even as you discover new parts of yourself." --The Nerd Daily "Heartfelt and fun, Quindlen's latest (Her Name in the Sky, 2014) brings together all the angst, excitement, and uncertainty of the teenage years in an LGBTQ+ friendly package. Fans of Becky Albertalli are sure to love this sometimes painfully relatable heroine and her journey of self discovery. Codi Teller may be late to the party, but readers will be happy she showed up." --Booklist "Recommended for LGBTQ teens."--School Library Journal "Quindlen (Her Name in the Sky) deftly conveys both the awkwardness of outgrowing an old life without having a clue how to move toward a new one. --Publishers Weekly