Author Archives: Michelle Krys

So by now you already know that I got my advance reader copies of HEXED because I’ve shouted about it on every social media outlet known to man. But I didn’t get to shout about it on here yet, and … Continue reading

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I was tagged by the lovely Susan Adrian to participate in The Next Big Thing Blog Hop, which is a chance for authors to tell the world about the book they’re working on.  The author answers 10 questions about their … Continue reading

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  Exciting times, y’all–the Xmas in July Pitch contest has had another success! This time it’s Charlotte Huang, author of entry #13, WEIRD TRAVELS FAST. Charlotte is such a sweetheart and so so talented–I couldn’t be happier for her, or … Continue reading

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Writers are instinctively creative people. I can’t tell you the number of people who have told me they would write a book, if only they were creative. Fully formed plot ideas don’t regularly smack writers in the face. Bits and … Continue reading

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Guys, the cover reveal for my debut YA novel HEXED is up over at YABooksCentral.com! Check it out and enter to win one for 4 signed ARCs (Advance Reader Copies)!  

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As many of you may already know (because I won’t shut up about it already, seriously), this year’s Christmas in July pitch contest was a huge success. The 30 winning entries featured on our blogs, chosen from over 200 submissions, … Continue reading

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  It’s happening!   Below are fifteen of the thirty winning entries for the second annual Xmas in July Pitch Contest! (The other fifteen winners can be found over at Ruth Lauren Steven’s blog).   Agents will be dropping by … Continue reading

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Nobody ever died of embarrassment. So Viola has heard, but she’s certain she’ll be the first. Fifteen-year-old, size sixteen Vi is devastated after Ethan, her first love, dumps her for a skinny popular girl. Just as her broken heart begins … Continue reading

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Sixteen-year-old Taylor Amare thinks she’s already living her happily-ever-after in 1960s Texas. So when her longtime boyfriend Lawrence Douglas starts hearing voices in his head, she’ll give anything to get her fairytale back.   Diagnosed with rapidly progressing paranoid schizophrenia, … Continue reading

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Fifteen-year old Talia Vogel is what you’d call “drama adverse.” But when her average day includes convincing her mom to wear a bra in public, acting as her older brother’s muscle at school, and getting blackmailed by her seven year-old … Continue reading

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Keely just wants senior year to go according to the Plan but when her stepmom spends her college savings, she’s forced to get a job taking care of a beastly old woman. Enter Bryce, an unlikely suitor who challenges Keely to have … Continue reading

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Thirteen-year-old Asher would do anything to see his father just one more time, but he knows that won’t happen. His dad died three years ago and it’s been nothing but memories ever since. But when a sword-wielding wall of pecs … Continue reading

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Sixteen-year-old Alex Martin lives in a perpetual state of almost-dead. Frequent electromagnetic therapy from her scientist uncle is the only thing keeping her alive—until it stops working.   Alex doesn’t expect the cure for her failing heart to come in the … Continue reading

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Cassidy Jordan knows she’ll die a few weeks after her eighteenth birthday, and she can’t wait. This is her second time here, and she knows what’s waiting for her in the life-after (the place most mistakenly call “the afterlife”). Getting … Continue reading

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Seventeen-year-old Emily Carlisle isn’t crazy. She’s just a normal teenager. A normal teenager who has just kidnapped an eighty-two year old man from an active home for seniors, and is now driving him across the country to an abandoned amusement park … Continue reading

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  When rule-breaker Luca Grable drowns at seven years old, she doesn’t go to heaven. Instead she becomes an imaginary friend. But when her best-friend-from-life Katie Tayloe is unable to get over her death, the Council of Imaginaries breaks its … Continue reading

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