Adrienne Maria Vrettos grew up on a mountain in southern California where she rode dirt bikes and made a mean double-mud pie. She moved to a picket fenced apple town in Massachusetts for high school, where she managed to find happiness and friends despite her lack of the apparently requisite pricey pants and fancy car. She now lives in Brooklyn, New York with her wicked talented writer/musician husband and daughter.
Skin, published in the UK in January 2006, is her first novel. Her second novel, Sight, was published the following year.