Amber Tamblyn is a Venice, California native. She has been a writer and actress since the age of 9. She has been nominated for an Emmy, Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award for her work in television and film. She has two collections of poetry, Free Stallion (Simon & Schuster 2004) and Bang Ditto (Manic D. Press 2009). She co-founded the nonprofit, Write Now Poetry Society and has a poetry review column in Bust Magazine. Her forthcoming third book, Dark Sparkler, is an intimate look at the lives and deaths of child star actresses with accompanying art by such artists as David Lynch and Marilyn Manson (Harper Collins 2015). She lives in Brooklyn.