Aaron Hartzler has written books, screenplays, and a great number of tweets. His first book, Rapture Practice (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, April 2013) is a true story about his own life, a memoir about getting kicked out of his Christian high school in Kansas City two weeks before graduation. It was also named to Best Books of 2013 lists by Kirkus, and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. His latest book is a novel called What We Saw (HarperTeen, September 2015). It’s the story of a girl named Kate whose friend is assaulted by student athletes at a party, and how Kate navigates small town politics to find out what really happened.
Aaron will appear on the Young Adult Stage at the Tots, Tweens, & Teens Book Festival on May 14, 2016.