Photo credit: Charles Ludeke

Photo credit: Charles Ludeke

Hi there! This is my part of the Internet. I would say "Welcome" or "Congratulations" or something, but this isn't a roadside inn or a finish line. It's really just a website.

I write books for kids and other people. I’ve written some essays that are on the internet and others in books, those are mostly for grown-ups. I’m also a librarian, so while I probably should tell you to buy my books (A STORYTELLING OF RAVENS and WHEN AIDAN BECAME A BROTHER [now available for pre-order]), it’s mostly my job to help people find other books that are right for them. I also review professionally, assist in sensitivity readings and consultations, and present on the importance of children’s and youth literature all across the country.

I was born outside of Chicago, and moved to Washington State when I was five. I moved to New York City for college in 2002 and never left, except for a brief (VERY brief) stint in law school, in Boston, in 2007. I got hired at Barnes and Noble when I was sixteen, and have been working at the intersection of books and people for over half my life. I write about transgender kids, collective nouns, poetry, and [redacted].

I’m represented by Saba Sulaiman at Talcott Notch. Find me on Twitter at @Shekels_Library and Facebook at fb.me/kylelukoffwrites.

 
 Me, as drawn by author/illustrator Elisha Cooper

Me, as drawn by author/illustrator Elisha Cooper