Caroline Kepnes

Caroline Kepnes is a native of Cape Cod and the author of many published short stories. After graduating from Brown University, Caroline moved to New York where she covered pop culture for Entertainment Weekly and Tiger Beat. She also worked as a staff writer on the first season of ABC Family's The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Caroline’s second novel, Hidden Bodies, is the follow-up to her debut novel, You, which was optioned by Showtime. Caroline now lives in Los Angeles, where she writes fiction, drinks artificially sweetened caffeinated beverages, and avoids freeways. Follow @CarolineKepnes on Twitter or visit


Books by this Author

Hidden Bodies
Thrill Rides


Author Revealed

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Write when you want to but also write when you don't want to.

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

A. Now I'm paranoid!

Q. What were your previous occupations?

A. Journalist: Yahoo, E! Online, Entertainment Weekly, Tiger Beat; TV writer: The Secret Life of the American Teenager, 7th Heaven; Assistant, Mammalogy Department at the American Museum of Natural History Author: Classic Storytellers: Stephen Crane SAT Tutor, Ticket Agent Hy-Line Cruises, Bookstore clerk

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