Summer Brenner is the author of a dozen works of poetry and fiction, including critically-acclaimed I-5, a crime novel that explores sex trafficking; Ivy, Homeless in San Francisco, winner of the Children’s Literary Classics and Moonbeam Children’s Book awards; and Richmond Tales, Lost Secrets of the Iron Triangle, which received a Richmond Historic Preservation award.
Her writings have appeared in dozens of anthologies and literary magazines. Performances of her work include The Missing Lover, a one-act play with staged readings directed by Peter Glazer; and poetry and musical extravaganza, Arundo (with Andy Dinsmoor, Bob Ernst, Hal Hughes, and GP Skratz). She has given scores of readings in the US, France, and Japan.
She was raised in Atlanta, Georgia and is a long-time resident of Berkeley, California.