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Eve Porinchak

Since earning a degree in Biology/Psychology from UCLA, Eve has lived all over the planet and spent much of her time in and out of jail – as a creative writing teacher for teen inmates. An agent with Jill Corcoran Literary Agency since 2012, Eve also serves as the Training Coordinator for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Los Angeles, where she recruits and trains Guardians ad Litem assigned to foster youth. A former medical student, child welfare social worker, and first grade teacher, Eve writes stories featuring youth she feels have been underrepresented in children’s literature, such as those born into gang life, the abandoned, and the incarcerated who – ironically - have the most fascinating tales to tell. Her first book, One Cut - a haunting nonfiction story with a juvenile justice bent – launched Simon and Schuster’s new young adult true crime line SIMON TRUE in May 2017.