Trent Reedy served in the National Guard in Farah province, Afghanistan, before receiving his M.F.A. in writing for children. A former high school English teacher, he lives in Washington state.
Trent Reedy is the author of Words in the Dust, an extraordinary novel about a courageous girl in Afghanistan who was inspired by a real girl the author had met while serving in the military. This widely acclaimed debut novel received a Christopher Award and was also an Al Roker’s Book Club pick on NBC’s Today. Born and raised in Iowa, where he taught high school English, Trent Reedy and his wife now live in Spokane, Washington. Visit him online at www.trentreedy.com.