About me



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Welcome to my web page.  I'm April Lindner, author of three young adult novels: Love, Lucy, a retelling of A Room With a View; Catherine, a contemporary retelling of Wuthering Heights; and Jane, a retelling of Jane Eyre, all published by Poppy/Little, Brown Young Reader.  My digital-only novella, Far From Over, is due out from NOVL in April 2016.

I'm also a poet, with two collections in print: This Bed Our Bodies Shaped, from Able Muse Press, and Skin, winner of the Walt McDonald First Book Prize from Texas Tech University Press.  I write literary criticism and edit poetry anthologies too.

By day, I teach writing at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia. By night, I attend way too many rock concerts and travel wherever and whenever I can.  I also lavish attention on my rescued pets--two sweet mutts and an exciteable guinea pig. I'm a wife, a mother, a lover of all things Italian, and a New Yorker at heart though I haven't lived there in quite a while.  

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