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hi, i’m nina varela.

i write a lot of things. mostly books. sometimes short stories, screenplays, and poetry. i was born in new orleans, raised in the deep woods of north carolina, and now i live in los angeles with my writing partner and our tiny, ill-behaved dog. i tend to write stories about hard-won love and young people toppling the monarchy/patriarchy/whatever-archy. on a related note, i’m queer. on a less related note, i have strong feelings about hushpuppies and i love a good jambalaya.