Veronica Rossi is a best selling author of fiction for young adults. Her debut novel, UNDER THE NEVER SKY, was the first in a post-apocalyptic trilogy, and was deemed one of the Best Books of Year by School Library Journal. The series appeared in the NY Times and USA Today best seller lists and was published in over 25 foreign markets.
Her second series for young adults began with RIDERS and tells the story of four modern day teens who become incarnations of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, and the prophetic girl who brings them together. SEEKER completes the duology.
Veronica completed her undergraduate studies at UCLA and then went on to study fine art at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She is a lifelong reader and artist. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, she has lived in Mexico, Venezuela, and all over the United States, to finally settle in Northern California with her husband and two sons.
When not writing, Veronica enjoys reading painting, hiking, and running. She does not like anything involving numbers, the addition of them, subtraction of them, you name it. They terrify her. Her obsessions generally lead to fictional works. Currently, she has just finished delving into New York City during the Revolutionary War.
A bit more about me, randomly, and in first person:
I have an irrational love of elephants and a terror of spiders that I think I’m finally close to overcoming. I’m about a year into raising a service-puppy-in-training named Beckett. He’s amazing (check my Instagram for pictures!) and it’s been an incredible experience training him to hopefully change someone’s life. I abhor the shrill squeak styrofoam makes when it’s coming out of a box. Just typing that makes me uncomfortable. I prefer a good heart-to-heart with a few friends over noisy parties, unless the noisy party is filled with other introverts/writerly types. (Yes, it is indeed possible for us to be noisy.)
I consider myself a lifelong learner. I never minded the learning part of school, and occasionally take online class on random subjects just to keeping nourishing my brain. I think this tendency to want to learn is a one of the reasons I became a writer. Books allow me to dive into new worlds and minds that work very differently than mine, through my settings and characters. It’s something I can never get enough of.
It’s probably time to wrap this up. If you’re here, it’s likely because you’ve read one of my books, or because you’re thinking about reading one of my books. Either way, thank you. Writing fulfills me like nothing else and I feel exceedingly fortunate to also call it my profession.
Speaking of which, for professional inquiries, please contact Tina Dubois.
Welcome, and thank you.