New York Times-bestselling author April Henry knows how to kill you in a two-dozen different ways. She makes up for a peaceful childhood in an intact home by killing off fictional characters. There was one detour on April's path to destruction: when she was 12 she sent a short story about a six-foot tall frog who loved peanut butter to noted children's author Roald Dahl. He liked it so much he showed it to his editor, who asked if she could publish it in an international children's magazine. By the time she was in her 30s, April had started writing about hit men, kidnappers, and drug dealers. She has published 21 mysteries and thrillers for teens and adults, with more to come. She is known for meticulously researching her novels to get the details right.
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When we asked our authors what they were or might have been voted in HS, April answered Quietest or Most Likely Never to be Noticed.
Other Fun Facts
- I'm the oldest person in my Brazilian jujitsu class.
- I can make a cloverleaf shape with my tongue.
- My ancestors include murderers, arsonists, and a man charged with pig bewitchment.
- Roald Dahl helped me get my first story published.
- I do all my writing on a treadmill desk.
- If I were a superhero, I would be Amazing Aeronautic April - and I could fly!
- If you can only read one of my books before TBF you should read The Girl I Used to Be. Because it's not only about a 30 year old cold case, but it's partly about the girl I used to be.