Agent: Louise Fury
Fred Aceves was born in New York but spent most of his youth in Southern California and Tampa, Florida, where he grew up in a community like the one he described in THE CLOSEST I’VE COME, a tough, working-class neighborhood filled with single moms. He attended five high schools and worked two jobs before eventually dropping out of school. He later earned his GED and traveled around the world. He has worked as a delivery driver, server, cook, car salesman, freelance editor, and teacher of English as a second language. He is published by HarperCollins and currently lives in Mexico.