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I am the award-winning author of three YA novels. Into the Dangerous World (Viking 2015), a hybrid novel with graphics, is about a girl who lives to draw, and whose art may just save her life. A Junior Library Guild Selection. From Publishers Weekly starred review: "This striking combination of story and illustration creates a powerful portrait of a budding artist."
The Observer: 10 Sizzling Summer Reads.
Read an excerpt here.
My novel Deadly (Simon & Schuster 2011, Scholastic 2012) a medical mystery about the hunt for Typhoid Mary in 1906, won the National Jewish Book Award. The New York Times says: "Paced like a medical thriller, “Deadly” is the rare Y.A. novel in which a girl’s intellectual interests trump adolescent romance."
My first novel, Redemption (Simon & Schuster 2004) about a girl whose father is kidnapped and taken to the New World in 1524, won the American Book Award. Teenreads.com says: "Multilayered Redemption is truly unique."
Street art can come in many forms. A whale. An alligator. Words. Faces. To see more, and add images you capture (and artists' names, if you know them!), go to http://intothedangerousworld.tumblr.com
JM and my interview with Rocco Staino over at KidLit TV describes the process of working together on our book Into the Dangerous World.
Ror makes art in order to figure out her world. When her father dies, she finds herself at a crossroads. Paint the way he taught her? Go to college, like her teacher wants? Or listen to Trey, the brilliant, seductive street artist who leads the Noise Ink crew?
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Art by JM Superville Sovak
A Junior Library Guild Selection for "Into the Dangerous World"
My co-creator JM Superville Sovak and I had a great interview over at KidLitTV with Rocco Staino in which we describe the process of working on Into the Dangerous World together.