Ebony Joy Wilkins
New York, NY, US
Sellout is not the worst name Ebony Wilkins heard in middle school, but the word did inspire her first novel for young adults. She spent her teenage years exploring words, her college years reporting words, and later years earning an MFA in writing for children from New School University.
Ebony teaches on the upper west side of Manhattan. In her free time she enjoys reading, visiting family, and playing board games. She lives in New York City.