Bill Konigsberg is the award-winning young adult author of four novels. The Porcupine of Truth won the PEN Center USA Literary Award and was on Booklist’s Best of 2015 list and the ALA’s 2015 Rainbow List. Openly Straight won the Sid Fleischman Award for Humor, and also made YALSA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults List. His debut novel, Out of the Pocket, won the Lambda Literary Award in 2009. His most recent novel, Honestly Ben, received three starred reviews, from Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and School Library Journal. Bill is an Assistant Professor of Practice at The Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University, where he coordinates and teaches in the Your Novel Year online certificate program. Prior to turning his attention to writing books for teens, Bill was a sports writer and editor for ESPN.com and The Associated Press. He lives in Chandler, Arizona, with his husband, Chuck, and their Australian Labradoodles, Mabel and Buford.