Peng was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, where she rode horses and trained in classical ballet. She earned her M.F.A. in creative writing from New York University, and has lived in Beijing, London, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and New York. The Book of M is her first novel. Visit Peng online at pengshepherd.com, and find her on Facebook and Twitter: @pengshepherd.
'Ambitious road-trip epic... a moving treatise on love and loss,
with the bonus of a stunning denouement'
'Peng Shepherd's debut novel is the real deal...a meditation on
memories and personhood'
'Graceful and riveting'
'I was both disturbed and inspired by Max's and Ory's journey
through apocalypses large and small. Peng Shepherd has written a
prescient, dark fable for the now and for the soon-to-be. THE BOOK
OF M is our beautiful nightmare shadow'
Paul Tremblay, author of A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS and THE CABIN AT THE END OF THE WORLD
'A voice that's as emotionally compelling as GONE GIRL, a novel
that's as thrilling as THE STAND. Prepare to fall in love with your
own shadow. And to lose sleep'
David Lipsky, New York Times best-selling author of ALTHOUGH OF COURSE YOU END UP BECOMING YOURSELF and ABSOLUTELY AMERICAN
'THE BOOK OF M is exciting, imaginative, unique, and beautiful.
Shepherd proves herself not just a writer to watch, but a writer to
Darin Strauss, bestselling author of HALF A LIFE