Individual Author Record
Name:Pen Name: Simone Schlechter Genre: C:YOUNG ADULT Fiction Born: 1970 in Chicago, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionElkeles was born and raised in the Chicago area and graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and Loyola University. She currently resides in Buffalo Grove.
Biographical and Professional InformationSimone Elkeles is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of novels for teens. Simone’s books have won many awards including being YALSA Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, being named to the YALSA Popular Paperbacks and Teens Top Ten lists. Simone also won the coveted RITA award from the Romance Writers of America for her book ''Perfect Chemistry''. Simone is especially proud of the fact that the Illinois Association of Teachers of English named her Author of the Year.
'''''How to Ruin'' Series''' '''''Leaving Paradise'' Series''' '''''Perfect Chemistry'' Series''' '''''Wild Cards'' Series''' *''Chain Reaction'', Walker, 2012 *''How To Ruin a Summer Vacation'', Llewellyn flux, 2006 *''How To Ruin My Teenage Life'', Llewwellyn flux, 2007 *''How to Ruin Your Boyfriend's Reputation'', Llwewellyn flux, 2009 *''Leaving Paradise'', Llewellyn flux, 2007 *''Perfect Chemistry'', Walker, 2008 *''Return to Paradise'', Llewellyn flux, 2010 *''Rules of Attraction'', Walker, 2010 *Wild Cards:Better Than Perfect, Bloomsbury, 2014 *Wild Crush, Bloomsbury, 2015