Nina Malkin

Nina Malkin is the author of five YA novels, including Swoon and Swear, one novella, and an adult memoir. She’s also an award-winning journalist specializing in pop culture and lifestyles, whose work has appeared in TheNew York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Real Simple, and numerous other publications. Nina lives in her native Brooklyn with her musician husband and assorted felines. Visit her at

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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Plot! Character! Language!

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. humor, honesty & hunger

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. buffet

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. $^#%@!, *&%^#! and #%&^@!

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. dinner in belly, cat on belly, head on loved one's lap.