JL Dugan is an avid writer, primarily focusing on young adult contemporaries in the vein of Rainbow Rowell, Daniel Handler and Becky Albertalli. Lately, her work has focused on the particular challenges facing queer teens today, with the past two novels featuring positive portrayals of gay and bisexual protagonists.  JL Dugan strives to create the stories that she wishes she had growing up.

In recent years, she has also begun exploring comics and graphic novels as a medium to tell her stories. Her primary influences include Kieron Gillen, Brian K. Vaughan, Gail Simone, Greg Rucka, and Kelly Sue Deconnick. (Although Ed Brubaker will always have her heart for introducing the Winter Soldier to the Marvel Universe.)

In addition, you can find her name on many bylines in various local newspapers and magazines.

JL Dugan is represented by Brooks Sherman at Janklow & Nesbit

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