Rachel Cohn is a young adult author and cappuccino enthusiast who lives in Brooklyn. Her full-time writing career was launched in 2002 with the publication of Gingerbread, whose characters reappear in two of her later novels, Shrimp and Cupcake. Her 2007 collaboration with David Levithan, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, was an ALA Best Books for Young Adults selection and was adapted into a movie of the same title in 2008. She has also collaborated with Levithan on two other novels, Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List and Dash and Lily's Book of Dares. Her newest novel, Beta, will be published in October as the first in a four-book young adult fantasy/sci-fi series.