NAOMI KRITZER (she/her) has been making friends online since her teens, when she had to use a modem to dial up at 2400 baud. She is a writer and blogger who has published a number of short stories and novels for adults, including the Eliana's Song duology and the Dead Rivers Trilogy. Her 2015 short story Cat Pictures Please won the Hugo Award and Locus Award and was a finalist for the Nebula. Kritzer lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with her family and four cats. The number of cats is subject to change without notice.
PRAISE FOR CATFISHING ON CATNET A pure delight...that's as tender and funny as it is gripping and fast-paced. This book is perfect. From the believable teenage voices to the shockingly effective thriller plot, it swings effortlessly from charming humor to visceral terror, grounding it all in beautiful friendships, budding romance, and radical acceptance. -- The New York Times Book Review A first-rate YA novel. -- Locus Magazine Bold and absurd and a whole lot of fun. -- NPR An absolutely charming and incredibly gripping, superbly plotted YA thriller. Kritzer's ability to portray the warm comfort of online friendships, the sense of belonging and safety that comes from having a community that has your back is the perfect complement for her ability to spin a story that's both technologically plausible and full of delightful and unpredictable twists and turns. -- Cory Doctorow, NYT bestselling author of Little Brother Positive, realistic LGBTQIA+ representation--especially nonbinary identities. Wickedly funny and thrilling in turns; perfect for readers coming-of-age online. Kirkus, starred review Kritzer's take on a benevolent AI is both whimsical and poignant. An entertaining, heart-filled exploration of today's online existence and privacy concerns. Publishers Weekly, starred review An intriguing concept that is a good pick for larger libraries and readers captivated with unique AI tales. School Library Journal