Who is Bree Barton?

Hi! I'm Bree Barton, a novelist, ghostwriter, and dance teacher in Los Angeles. My debut YA trilogy, HEART OF THORNS, comes out from Katherine Tegen/HarperCollins in summer 2018. Mia Rose has pledged her life to hunting the Gwyrach: women who manipulate flesh, bones, breath, and blood. But when she is forced to give up her knives and trousers to marry the prince, Mia discovers she has dark, forbidden magic—the very magic she has sworn to destroy.

Think Graceling meets Handmaid's Tale with some Pride and Prejudice banter to lighten things up.

I've published stories in The Iowa Review, Mid-American Review, and Roxane Gay's PANK, and non-fiction in USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, and McSweeney's. I've been lucky to study with Nova Ren Suma, Francesca Lia Block, Kevin Brockmeier, and Kelly Link, and I once touched two fingers on Anne Lamott's hand.

You can follow me on Instagram or subscribe to my YouTube channel, where I post funny writing tips and videos of my dog dressed as Harry Potter.