Frank Morelli is the author of the young adult novels On the Way to Birdland (2021) and No Sad Songs , 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. His new middle grade novel, Breaking News, was just released from Fitzroy Books in April 2022. Morelli’s short fiction and essays have been featured in The Saturday Evening Post, Cobalt Review, and Philadelphia Stories.
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 calls High Point, NC home. Most days you can find him reading, writing, learning, gardening, or relaxing with his fur babies. Connect with him on Twitter @frankmoewriter, on IG @frankmorelliauthor, and on Facebook.