Biography for Shut Out

Grand Central Pub
Kody Keplinger was only 17 when she wrote her debut novel, THE DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend), which was an ALA 2011 Quick Picks selection. She grew up in a small town in Kentucky, where she began her writing career. When she isn't writing, she enjoys going to the theater, hanging out in bookstores, and eating Thai food. Kody currently lives in New York City, where she can do all of those things regularly. You can find out more about Kody and her books on her website:

Hachette Book Group
Kody Keplinger was only seventeen years old when she wrote The DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend). She is currently nineteen a sophomore at Ithaca College, majoring in writing. She was born and raised in Kentucky.