The Compulsive Reader: About


Yeah, I made that sweater.
I began writing The Compulsive Reader in high school, because I was a voracious reader and none of my friends liked YA books as much as I did. After I graduated from high school, I got my B.A. in English from Ferris State University and began working as a bookseller at my local independent bookstore, where I promptly re-arranged the children's section to make more room for the YA books and quickly fell in love with the bookstore life. I've been the self-appointed children's person ever since, and my co-workers happily go along with this.

I've wanted to write YA books for as long as I've been writing this blog, and I got serious about it while in college. After college, I attended the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program in Writing for Children & Young Adults, which is pretty much like being able to finally go to Hogwarts, only everyone is grown up and there aren't as many owls. We threw some pretty incredible parties, though, and there was still plenty of magic. I graduated in 2015, and now work as a bookseller, freelance writer,  and occasional substitute teacher.

My best Halloween costume ever.
The Compulsive Reader used to be a YA book blog, but now it's more of a personal bookish blog and it's not updated nearly as frequently as it used to be. (I used to post every day in high school. How did I have the time?!) But you can find me very frequently on Twitter at @tirzahprice, Instagram, and Litsy at TirzahPrice. I'm also a regular contributor to Book Riot!

Besides writing and YA, I love knitting (I have an unhealthy obsession with hand knit socks), growing stuff, overly ambitious baking projects, flannel, TV shows, and road trips.

If you want to contact me, drop me a line at thecompulsivereader@gmail.com!

For business-y stuff, I'm represented by Taylor Martindale Kean of Full Circle Literary!