Darcey Rosenblatt writes for middle grade and teenage people because she believes for them stories can be life changing – they were for her. Her debut novel Lost Boys (Henry Holt for Young Readers) was released in August 2017 and has been named a notable book for 2018 by the National Council for Social Studies.
The Lost Boys story of Iranian boy soldiers is not well known and in many ways was not Rosenblatt’s story to tell, but as a Jewish girl who grew up in Salt Lake City, she has always been fascinated by the journey we take from our parents spiritual views to our own. As Rosenblatt thought about these young boys from the perspective of exploring that rite of passage, she was able to develop fictional characters that enabled her to bring this story to the world.
Darcey is a cofounder of the annual Better Books Workshop for middle grade and young adult writers. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her fabulous husband and daughter.