Lea Konen is the author of All the Broken People and of several young adult novels, including Love and Other Train Wrecks and The Romantics. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied journalism and English literature. She lives in Brooklyn and Saugerties, New York, with her husband; their daughter, Eleanor; and their dog, Farley.

Listen in as we discuss how Lea’s navigated the transition from writing YA novels to thrillers and why it’s so important for her to work from an outline, and the inspiring advice she’d give her younger self.