K. L. Going lives with her family in the Hudson Valley area of New York State. Since graduating from college she has worked as an adult literacy tutor, a ticket agent for a major airline, a front-desk clerk at a resort hotel, and as an assistant at a Manhattan literary agency. She has lived in Maine, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, and New York. K.L. is the author of many books, including Fat Kid Rules the World, The Liberation of Gabriel King, and Dog in Charge. Her first novel, Fat Kid Rules the World, was a YALSA Michael L. Printz Honor Book.