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The Author

Caricature by David Penca

Angie Smibert was born in Blacksburg, a once sleepy college town in the mountains of Southwest Virginia. She grew up thinking she wanted to be a veterinarian; organic chemistry had other ideas. But she always had stories in her head. Eventually, after a few degrees and few cool jobs—including a 10-year stint at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center—she wrote some of those stories down.

She’s published many short stories, for both adults and teens. (You can read some of them here on her author site.)


Contact Info:




If you are interested in rights for the MEMENTO NORA series, please contact:

Tina Wexler
825 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10019

For all other rights/projects, please contact:

Susan Hawk
The Bent Agency
159 20th Street, #2B-30
Brooklyn, NY 11232


"...a gift for both reluctant and regular readers.”

- Booklist

“…the themes of inquiry and fighting back will resonate
with young and old.”

-School Library Journal

“The novel is taut and lean; Smibert’s prose is quick and fluid…”
–Horn Book Magazine

“Engaging, spirited characters and a plot that can stand on its own…This story could provide great fodder for discussions about the relative roles of government, business and the individual in a world of increasing consolidation and conformity.”

—Children’s Literature