Frank Morelli is the author of the young adult novel, No Sad Songs (2018), a 2019 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers nominee, a VOX top Hopepunk title, and winner of a 2019 American Fiction Award for best coming-of-age story. The first book in his debut middle grade series, Please Return To: Norbert M. Finkelstein, is due out in September. His fiction and essays have appeared in The Saturday Evening Post, Cobalt Review, Philadelphia Stories, and Jersey Devil Press.
A Philadelphia native, Morelli’s life was transformed when he accepted a teaching fellowship in the NYC Public Schools and discovered that a lifetime spent eating cafeteria tater tots would be a small price to pay for a chance to shape the future. He continues to split time between the page and the classroom, and will forever be amazed by how each one enriches the other.
Morelli now lives in High Point, NC with his best friend and muse, their obnoxious alley cat, and two hundred pounds worth of dog. Connect with him on Twitter @frankmoewriter, on IG @frankmorelliauthor, and on Facebook.