Brenda Rufener

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Brenda Rufener

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Brenda Rufener is a technical writer turned novelist and the author of WHERE I LIVE, which Bustle named a most anticipated YA contemporary book hitting shelves in 2018 and Jennifer Niven called a “hard-hitting novel filled with hope.”

SINCE WE LAST SPOKE, Brenda’s second young adult novel, arrived April 2019 and received a starred review from School Library Journal, among other honors.

When not writing, Brenda enjoys hiking the woods of North Carolina and spending time with her family. She is an advocate for homeless youth.






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Since We Last Spoke

3.49 avg rating — 1,035 ratings — published 2019 — 7 editions
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Where I Live

3.52 avg rating — 722 ratings — published 2018 — 9 editions
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“If I want my life to matter, these eyes can't see who I really am.

Who I'm striving hard not to be.

The homeless girl hiding in front of them.”
Brenda Rufener, Where I Live

“It's strange how anger and love seem to oppose each other but sometimes work together to navigate through the tough times.”
Brenda Rufener, Since We Last Spoke

“Nobody hurts you when they don't know you exist.”
Brenda Rufener, Where I Live

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“If I want my life to matter, these eyes can't see who I really am.

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