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A dead girl walks the streets.

She hunts murderers. Child killers, much like the man who threw her body down a well three hundred years ago.

And when a strange boy bearing stranger tattoos moves into the neighborhood so, she discovers, does something else. And soon both will be drawn into the world of eerie doll rituals and dark Shinto exorcisms that will take them from American suburbia to the remote valleys and shrines of Aomori, Japan.

Because the boy has a terrifying secret - one that would just kill to get out.

The Girl from the Well is A YA Horror novel pitched as “Dexter” meets “The Grudge”, based on a well-loved Japanese ghost story.

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In the Labyrinth, we had a saying: keep silent, keep still, keep safe.

In a city of walls and secrets, where only one man is supposed to possess magic, seventeen-year-old Kai struggles to keep hidden her own secret—she can manipulate the threads of time. When Kai was eight, she was found by Reev on the riverbank, and her “brother” has taken care of her ever since. Kai doesn’t know where her ability comes from—or where she came from. All that matters is that she and Reev stay together, and maybe one day move out of the freight container they call home, away from the metal walls of the Labyrinth. Kai’s only friend is Avan, the shopkeeper’s son with the scandalous reputation that both frightens and intrigues her.

Then Reev disappears. When keeping silent and safe means losing him forever, Kai vows to do whatever it takes to find him. She will leave the only home she’s ever known and risk getting caught up in a revolution centuries in the making. But to save Reev, Kai must unravel the threads of her past and face shocking truths about her brother, her friendship with Avan, and her unique power.

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Thirteen-year-old Chloe Turner wants nothing more than to follow in Dad’s footsteps as a respected concierge in a posh NYC hotel. After all, living at a hotel is heaven, and perks like free concert tickets and all-access passes to boutiques, restaurants, and attractions aren’t too shabby either.

When the spoiled brat child of an important guest is only placated by some quick thinking on Chloe’s part, Chloe is awarded the role of Junior Concierge. But she might be in over her head when tasked with tending to the every whim of three royal guests: a twelve-year-old princess who can’t stand Chloe, a cute fourteen year-old prince(!), and their ten-year-old sister, who has a nasty knack for getting herself lost. After the youngest princess slips Chloe’s care, Chloe and the remaining royals must embark on an event-filled hunt for her through NYC’s best tourist spots.

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“The Gods made their Words into flesh, giving privileged individuals the powers of creation…”

In Eden City, a member of the illiterate wordless class would never dream of meeting the all-powerful Words … much less of running away with one. So when a gorgeous girl literally falls into his lap during a routine trash run, seventeen-year-old Tavin Barnes isn’t sure if it’s the luckiest or worst day of his life. That girl is Khaya, the Word of Life, who can heal a wound or command an ivy bush to devour a city block with ease. And yet she needs Tavin’s help.

By aiding Khaya’s escape from the seemingly idyllic confines of Eden City, Tavin unwittingly throws himself into the heart of a conflict that is threatening to tear the world apart. Eden City’s elite will stop at nothing to protect the shocking secret Khaya hides, and they enlist the other Words, each with their own frightening powers, to bring her back.

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Rupert Campbell is fascinated by the witches who live nearby. He dreams of broomstick tours and souvenir potions, but Rupert’s mother forbids him from even looking at that part of town. The closest he can get to a witchy experience is sitting in class with his awful teacher Mrs. Frabbleknacker, who smells like bellybutton lint and forbids Rupert’s classmates from talking to each other before, during, and after class. So when he sees an ad to become a witch’s apprentice, Rupert simply can’t resist applying.

But Witchling Two isn’t exactly what Rupert expected. With a hankering for lollipops and the magical aptitude of a toad, she needs all the help she can get to pass her exams and become a full-fledged witch. She’s determined to help Rupert stand up to dreadful Mrs. Frabbleknacker too, but the witchling’s magic will be as useful as a clump of seaweed unless Rupert can figure out a way to help her improve her spellcasting—and fast!

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Emma Trevayne and I are going on tour! Come see us and other awesome MG writers in Seattle, Salt Lake, Denver, and Portland! Details here.


Emma Trevayne and I are going on tour! Come see us and other awesome MG writers in Seattle, Salt Lake, Denver, and Portland! Details here.

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This week’s diverse new releases:

The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco (Sourcebooks Fire)

“Chupeco makes a powerful debut with this unsettling ghost story, drawing from the same ancient Japanese legend that inspired The Ring and other horror pieces. Okiku is a vengeful spirit who wanders the world. … Told in a marvelously disjointed fashion from Okiku’s numbers-obsessed point of view, this story unfolds with creepy imagery and an intimate appreciation for Japanese horror, myth, and legend.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

Blind by Rachel DeWoskin (Viking)

“With traces of John Green’s Looking for Alaska (2005), DeWoskin’s first teen novel explores death and darkness. Blinded in a fireworks accident, Emma Silver has finally learned to find “shorelines” with her white cane and identify her six wildly different siblings by their breathing. Her rehabilitation is meticulously described, from learning to decipher braille to containing her panic. … A vivid, sensory tour of the shifting landscapes of blindness and teen relationships.” — Kirkus, starred review

Of Metal and Wishes by Sarah Fine (Margaret K. McElderry Books)

“In contrast to dystopian novels with world-shaking stakes, Fine (the Guards of the Shadowlands series) focuses on a detailed microcosm within an unjust society. She centers her tale of forbidden love and social awakening on a single industrial complex, where brutal bosses control workers by keeping them permanently in debt. … Fine creates a memorable atmosphere of desperation, deftly weaving together numerous subplots that intersect in a grisly and satisfying climax.” — Publishers Weekly

I Love I Hate I Miss My Sister by Amélie Sarn (Delacorte)

“In short anguished chapters, 18-year-old Sohane narrates scenes from the weeks before and months after the brutal murder of her younger sister, Djelila. Raised in an Algerian Muslim family living in Paris, the two girls seek to establish their identity in different ways. … French author Sarn includes a glossary of Arabic words and terms related to Islam, as well as a note about the real-life event that inspired this moving story, which provides rich material for conversation about family relations, religious identity, and civil liberties.” — Publishers Weekly

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This is a picture of an Advanced Reader Copy of Open Road Summer, all over the US. In the hands of other authors- all 2014 debuts.

They surprised me with these pictures earlier this summer, my book’s travels across the US. With them in their towns, on each coast, in the…



Still time left to enter to win a signed ARC of CHARMED over at yabookscentral.com! 

Dying to read CHARMED by michellekrys!



Still time left to enter to win a signed ARC of CHARMED over at yabookscentral.com

Dying to read CHARMED by

OneFour all and all for one!


OneFour all and all for one!


We are so excited to bring our music on the road and raise awareness for mental health issues that affect so many people. 

We want to thank EVERYONE who contributed to our TREVOLTA campaign and helped make this tour a reality. We take your generosity very seriously and can’t wait to bring the music and message of hope into your communities. 

Each event will be slightly different, but you can count on:

  • exclusive previews of songs from our upcoming album, IMOGEN UNLOCKED 
  • sneak peeks at the upcoming companion novel, DAMSEL DISTRESSED 
  • giveaways of swag, music, and merch

Though library events are specifically designed for conversation and collaboration with youth, all ages are welcome at all shows. 

If you plan to come to one of these events, please RSVP to the corresponding facebook event if possible, which will help us with planning!

Monday, August 4, 2014

4:00 pm - Edmonson Pike Branch

Nashville Public Library ( 

5501 Edmondson Pike, Nashville, TN 37211

(click here for Nashville facebook event!)


Thursday, August 7, 2014

7:30 pm - Odd’s Cafe 

800 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806

(click here for Asheville facebook event!)


Friday, August 8, 2014

7:00 pm - Hart & Soul Cafe 

1014 Oxmoor Rd, Birmingham, AL 35209

(click here for Birmingham facebook event!)


Saturday, August 9, 2014

2:30 pm Bluebonnet Regional Branch ( ebrpl-teens )

East Baton Rouge Parish Library

9200 Bluebonnet Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70810

(click here for the Baton Rouge facebook event!)


Monday, August 11, 2014

6:00 pm - Frisco Public Library ( friscolibrary )

4th Floor, McCallum Conference Room

6101 Frisco Square Blvd #3000, Frisco, TX 75034

(click here for Frisco facebook event!)


Please tell your friends and come see us! We look forward to seeing you on the road! 


Kelsey and Daron

PS - HUGE thanks to our friends at NoStigmas.org, a great mental health awareness organization and great source of information and support!

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In the Middle with Tara Dairman


In the Middle with Tara Dairman, author of ALL FOUR STARS

Warning: This week’s In the Middle just might make you drool. Cover your keyboards.

Today, we are chatting with Tara Dairman, author of All Four Stars (Putnam/Penguin).

All Four Stars by Tara Dairman Cover

“A scrumptious gem of a story!”—Jennifer A. Nielsen, New York Times bestselling author of The False Prince

Meet Gladys Gatsby: New York’s toughest restaurant critic. (Just don’t tell anyone that she’s in sixth grade.)


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