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Great review at Forever Young Adult

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Check out the great review of EVERYONE DIES IN THE END at Forever Young Adult.

EVERYONE DIES IN THE END now available everywhere!

Friday, March 14th, 2014

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You can buy either an ebook or a physical book now! What are you waiting for?

EVERYONE DIES e-book now available!

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

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Buy it here from Amazon!

EVERYONE DIES available for preorder

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

At the Dark Continents Publishing site. Coming soon to Amazon.

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YALSA OBCB

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

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In case you don’t know what those letters mean, I’m saying that the Young Adult Library Services Association selected ALMOST PERFECT as one of their 2014 Outstanding Books for the College Bound. Yowza! Check it out here!

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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

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Available March 15th from Dark Continents Press! Add it now on Goodreads!

Everyone Dies in the End

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

This is your three month warning. On March 15th, Dark Continents Press will be publishing my third YA book, Everyone Dies in the End. Here’s a synopsis:

Sherman Andrews is going places. At seventeen, he’s been accepted in the Missouri Scholars Academy, a summer college program for the academically-oriented. He is determined to become an award-winning investigative journalist. Sherman has had a ten-year plan since he was eight, and is determined to make something of his life, unlike his low-brow plumber father or his absent mother.

While doing some research, Sherman comes across a photograph of four men, dated 1935. When a little digging reveals that three of the men were murdered shortly after the picture was taken, Sherman’s interest is piqued. He soon uncovers Depression-era records of deaths, disappearances, and cover-ups on an almost unbelievable scale. Too late, Sherman realizes that the organization responsible is still around, and they do not appreciate outside interest. They’re prepared to take drastic measures to keep him quiet, even if it means shutting him up permanently.

After narrowly escaping from a well-planned assassination attempt, Sherman must decide if he wants to flee for his life, or risk everything to become the reporter he’s always wanted to be. There are only two people he can trust to help him. One is Charlie, the cute, chubby student librarian at the historical society, who might have her eye on Sherman for another reason. The other is Denton, a wild-eyed conspiracy theorist. He claims that the organization is led by a shadowy man who died in 1966…and 1935…and 1864. The fact that Denton has been forcibly committed to the local mental hospital is just an unfortunate misunderstanding.

As the trio continues their investigation, they uncover things that have been buried for eighty years–often literally. They begin to suspect that something evil is about to reappear. And Sherman, with his dictaphone, his ironed socks, and his ten-page resume, may be the only one who can prevent a tragedy.

Interspersed with flashbacks to the original 1935 adventurers, Everyone Dies is a light-hearted coming of age story about love, growing up, and what it’s like to be buried alive.

FIREBRAND, by Antony John

Friday, December 13th, 2013

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The second book in Antony John’s ‘Elemental’ series is out. Check out my review here.

FREAKBOY, by Kristin Clark

Monday, October 21st, 2013

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Please read my review of this great new book, the second-best YA novel about a transgender teen ever.

Wordfest

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

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Had the most amazing time at Wordfest in Springfield. Got to meet Kate Klise, an amazing author and sister of another amazing author, Jim Klise; Michael ‘Supe’ Granda, bassist for the Ozark Mountain Daredevils (he once got high with Paul McCartney, and played basketball with Cheech Marin); Missouri poet laureate William Trowbridge; and Carol McD Wallace, whose book inspired Downtown Abbey.

Yeah. That was awesome. Thanks to the libraries of Springfield for arranging all this.