Nikki Loftin

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Nikki Loftin
Born (1972-04-12) April 12, 1972 (age 45)
Occupation Writer
Nationality American
Education University of Texas at Austin
Genre Middle grade fiction
Website
www.nikkiloftin.com

Nikki Loftin (born April 12, 1972) is an American author of middle grade fiction. Her first book, The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy, was published by Razorbill/Penguin in August 2012.[1] A second novel, Nightingale's Nest, is scheduled to appear in February 2014.[2]

Biography[edit]

Nikki Loftin is an American author of middle grade fiction. Born and raised in Central Texas, she attended The University of Texas at Austin for both her Bachelor of Arts (French, BA, '92) and Master of Arts (English/Fiction Writing, MA, '98) degrees.[3]

Loftin currently resides in Texas.[4]

Works[edit]

The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy, Razorbill/Penguin, August 2012.
Nightingale's Nest, Razorbill/Penguin, February 2014.

Reception[edit]

The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy has been positively reviewed. Kirkus called The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy "deliciously scary and satisfying,"[5] while Shelf Awareness called it "a feast of magic and mystery.".[6] Publishers Weekly found it "mesmerizing... a fantasy that feels simultaneously classic and new."[7] The Austin American Statesman named the novel one of its twelve highly recommended fantasy novels of summer 2012.[8]

Loftin is also a contributor to the Dear Teen Me anthology, which has been named a Junior Library Guild selection.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy – Penguin Site". Retrieved July 31, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Nightingale's Nest on Goodreads". Retrieved July 31, 2013. 
  3. ^ "About". Retrieved July 31, 2013. 
  4. ^ "About". Retrieved July 31, 2013. 
  5. ^ "The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy". Kirkus Reviews. July 15, 2012. Retrieved July 31, 2013. 
  6. ^ "The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy". Shelf Awareness. August 31, 2012. Retrieved July 31, 2013. 
  7. ^ "The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy". Publishers Weekly. July 9, 2012. Retrieved July 31, 2013. 
  8. ^ Vane, Sheryl (June 1, 2012). "What draws teens to fantasy novels? We ask authors, book sellers and teens". Austin American Statesman. Retrieved July 31, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Anthology". Retrieved July 31, 2013. 

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