Alyssa B. Sheinmel Bio

    Alyssa Sheinmel is the author of Second Star a dark and addictive reinvention of Peter Pan set in a secret town of surfer boys that Kirkus Reviews lauded as a novel that “makes some of its own magic.” Her other novels include The Beautiful Between, The Lucky Kind, and The Stone Girl. The New York Post called The Beautiful Between “endearing, realistic, and heart-wrenching.”

    Alyssa grew up in Northern California and New York, and attended Barnard College. She worked as an editorial assistant at International Creative Management before joining the marketing team at Random House Children’s Books, where she worked for seven years. In 2011, Alyssa left Random House to begin writing full-time. She now lives in New York City, where she’s working on her next novel.


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