Alexis ONeill

Alexis O'Neill is the author of the critically praised Loud Emily (Simon & Schuster) and the Junior Library Guild-selected The Recess Queen (Scholastic). She also works as a writing consultant for numerous organizations and teaches at the UCLA Extension Writer'sTM Program. O'Neill got the idea for this novel from her frequent excursions to swap meetings after she and her husband moved to Simi Valley, California. Visit for more information about Alexis O'Neill.