Jan Gangsei lives in Washington, D.C. with her family. She has a degree in political science and is a former newspaper reporter covering both politics and the police beat. Zero Day is her first novel.
Accolades2017 Lone Star Reading List (Texas), selection2018-2019 Iowa High School Book Award List, selection "Gangsei's debut clearly benefits from her Washington, D.C. experience; although settings and time periods shift frequently, it's always easy to follow the swift-paced plot... There are refreshing multi-cultural elements... realistic instances of terrorism, and what feels like an insider's look at the White House."--Booklist "The real draw is the gripping intrigue, elements of which remain unresolved at the end, so readers who enjoy an edge-of-the-seat read with a real-world feel and human complexities can happily anticipate future adventures for Addie and Darrow."--BCCB "This thriller doesn't let up its unrelenting pace until the breathless conclusion... The writing is complex enough to satisfy more sophisticated YA readers yet fast-paced enough to keep the attention of reluctant readers. VERDICT: Gangsei's killer political novel is a must-read for those who enjoy a tight plot in their psychological thrillers." --School Library Journal