Writing

Young adult novels:

Forthcoming: Wolfpack. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 2023.

A young adult mystery written in verse, about a group of teenage girls living in a cult, and the suspicion and paranoia that emerges when one of them goes missing.

The Window. Delacorte Press. 2018.BrunskillBookCover_TheWindow

After Jess Cutter’s twin sister, Anna, dies in what appears to be a tragic accident, Jess becomes obsessed with tracking down the identity of Anna’s secret boyfriend.

Available from:

The Fiction Shortlist for the 2018 Chicago Review of Books Award 
2019 Nominee for Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers
2021 Nominee for NYSRA Charlotte Award

Blurbs/Reviews for The Window:

“A gripping tale of suspense, secrets, and the unbreakable bonds of sisterhood.”—Karen M. McManus, New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying

“Layered and compelling, THE WINDOW is a fast-paced mystery anchored by a bold and intriguing protagonist, and you won’t want to put it down until you’ve uncovered every last one of its secrets!”—Caleb Roehrig, author of Last Seen Leaving

“Lyrical and haunting, with plenty of twists that kept me reading long into the night.”—Kara Thomas, author of The Darkest Corners

“[S]hort chapters move this debut briskly along, and it will hook those interested in a mystery that’s as much a psychological examination of one girl’s grief as it is a thriller”–Booklist

“It’s a heartfelt depiction of the grieving process and a thought-provoking exploration of secret lives kept hidden.” –Publishers Weekly

Short stories:

The Hunter’s Child. Luna Station Quarterly. June 2022.

This One. Arts & Letters. Fall 2020.

Outcomes. Indiana Review. Summer 2018.
Nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

Dive Deep, Breath Held. Ninth Letter. Spring/Summer 2017.
Awarded an Illinois Arts Council Agency Literary Award