Joelle Charbonneau is a storyteller at heart. She has performed in a variety of operas, musical theatre and children's theatre productions across the Chicagoland area. In addition to her stage work, Joelle has also performed with several bands and worked as a solo performer.
While Joelle is happy to perform for an audience, she is equally delighted to teach private voice lessons and use her experience from the stage to create compelling characters in her books. She is the author of the NY Times and USA Today best-selling The Testing Trilogy (The Testing, Independent Study and Graduation Day), as well as two mystery series: the Rebecca Robbins Skating Series (Minotaur Books) and the Paige Marshall Glee Club Series (Berkley). Her YA books have been nominated for the Agatha and Anthony Awards, and have appeared on the Indie Next List, the YALSA Top 10 books for 2014, and the YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers. Paramount optioned The Testing for a film adaptation, and the project is currently in development.