Coert Voorhees was born and raised in New Mexico. He holds an MFA in Fiction from the University of Houston, and he is the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship in the translation of Chilean theatre as well as fellowships from Houston Arts Alliance and Rice University, where he served as Visiting Writer in Residence. Coert is the author of the novels The Brothers Torres (2009 ALA Top Ten best Books for Young Adults) Lucky Fools (2012 Junior Library Guild Selection), In Too Deep (2013 Junior Library Guild Selection), and On The Free (Forthcoming 2017). He is the founding Mayor of Grammaropolis, and his books for children include the Meet the Parts of Speech series and Storm Wrangler. Coert lives with his family in Houston.

Coert Voorhees is represented by Sara Crowe.
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