I’m a freelance writer and an author of children’s fiction. My debut young adult novel The Birds, the Bees, and You and Me is out now from Swoon Reads/Macmillan. It got a pretty sweet write-up from NPR and I’m still squeeing in delight. Other interests include: painting, knitting, playing music with the family, ignoring the dishes in the sink, and folding laundry while watching British TV shows. It’s a thrilling life. It actually really is.
I frequently write kid-lit features and round-ups for Romper. (My favorite thing is discovering gorgeous new children’s books and sharing them!) If you are a publisher or publicist and you want your titles considered for coverage, please contact me via the contact form.
For children’s fiction, I am represented by literary agent Uwe Stender at Triada US. Reach out to him for any rights questions.
To give you a taste of my fiction, I’ve recently written manuscripts about: sex education, Shakespeare as a child, a modern-day hippie commune, kids who rock out, and living with anxiety. Basically the place where feminism, humor, and the arts intersect is my jam. I love memorable characters who follow their passions.
My last name is pronounced like “pine-paw” “sign-law” “spine-caw” etc. Olivia is like the country Bolivia without the B, but you probably knew that.
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