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Lizabeth Zindel has three novels published by Viking Penguin: The Secret Rites of Social Butterflies (2008) and Girl of the Moment (2007), which is being developed into a feature film by Richard Gladstein (who worked on Finding Neverland and Bourne Identity), and A Girl, A Ghost, and the Hollywood Hills (2010). She's also been working on a modern interpretation of Hamlet with all genders reversed.


Lizabeth was picked as a YA Author to Watch by Publisher's Weekly and Girl of the Moment was among the New York Public Library's 2008 Best Books for the Teen Age 2008.


The daughter of Paul Zindel, Lizabeth was raised in New York City in a literary atmosphere. She attended the Dalton School and Wesleyan University, where she double majored in English and Theatre. She sang in the children's chorus at the Metropolitan Opera, appearing in productions such as La Bohème with Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti. As a college student, Lizabeth interned at Robert De Niro's Tribeca Film and Nickelodeon. She also studied abroad for a semester at London University where she interned at the Royal National Theatre during Richard Eyre's revival of Guys and Dolls. After college, Lizabeth moved to Los Angeles where she worked as a book agent's assistant at Creative Artists Agency, followed by assisting the CEO of Madonna's film production company, Maverick Entertainment, and Maverick Records, the record company founded by Madonna.


Lizabeth Zindel is a member of the Actors Studio's Playwrights and Directors Workshop. She works full-time as an author in Manhattan and loves creating stories for teens.