A New Jersey native, E.J. Schwartz is an author who prefers writing flawed characters to perfect ones. She enjoys stories with dark comedy, unique romance, and harsh truths, especially in YA literature. Currently, E.J. resides in North Carolina where she studies and teaches creative writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
A few of her favorite books include Jeffery Eugenides’s The Virgin Suicides, Robin Wasserman’s Girls on Fire, and Ottessa Moshfegh’s Eileen.