Frank Morelli is the author of the young adult novel, No Sad Songs (2018), a 2019 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers nominee and a VOX top Hopepunk title. He has also been a teacher, a coach, a bagel builder, a stock boy, a pretzel salesman, a bus driver, a postal employee, a JC Penney model (see: clerk), a camp counselor, and a nuclear physicist (okay, that’s not true). At heart he’s a writer, and that’s all he’s ever been. His fiction and essays have appeared in The Saturday Evening Post, Cobalt Review, Philadelphia Stories, and Indiana Voice Journal. The first book in his debut middle grades series, If Found Please Return to: Norbert M. Finkelstein, will be released soon.
Morelli is a Philadelphia native who migrated south to High Point, North Carolina. He graduated from Albright College with a degree in English and began a teaching career as a fellow in the NYC Public School System. He earned an MFA in Fiction from National University while living in a house under the trees with his best friend and muse, their obnoxious alley cat, and two hundred pounds worth of dog.