About Me

Darcey Rosenblatt writes for middle grade and teenage people because she believes for them stories can be life changing – they were for her.  Her debut novel Lost Boys (Henry Holt for Young Readers) was released in August 2017. Darcey is a cofounder of the annual Better Books Workshop for middle grade and young adult writers. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her fabulous husband and daughter, some fish, and the best dog in the world.

26 things about me – in alphabetical order

  • Always up for dancing.
  • Baseball – favorite sport to watch.
  • California Girl – near San Francisco to be precise.
  • Dogs or Cats – Woof!
  • Eggplant – Yummy.
  • Family – one husband, one daughter, one dog, dozens of fish.
  • Grateful, grateful, grateful – ‘nuf said.
  • Happiest Place – in the water, looking at fish.
  • I love colors – almost as much as I love books.
  • Jobs – Author, Environmental Planner
  • Kumquats – the most surprising and delightful fruit.
  • L’Engle, Madeline – WRINKLE IN TIME shaped me.
  • Music I Write to – Yo Yo Ma Silk Road Project, Soundtrack from Battlestar Galactica and Outlanders (thanks Bear McCreary).
  • Never – would I skydive, like never ever.
  • Octopus whisperer – my kindred animals.
  • Painting – better than meditation.
  • Qat – should not be allowed in Scrabble because can you use it in a sentence? #petpeeve
  • Rollerblading – wish I could do this without falling on my head.
  • Singing – My happy place. Sushi too.
  • Triathlons – Completed 6. Not fast but persistent.
  • Ukulele – re-learning as a quasi-grownup.
  • Vegetables – never met one I didn’t like. Yes even Kale!
  • Workshop – organize Better Books – a small annual deep craft writing workshop.
  • Xenophobic – first word I learned that made me feel like a grownup.
  • Yippie – an oft used word. Yahoo’s a good one too.
  • Zumba – ‘cause see A – always up for dancing.