I write young adult stories that could take place next week — but let’s hope they don’t.
NERVE, a YA thriller about an online game of Truth or Dare, without the truth, is out from Dial, with a feature film in the works from Lionsgate, starring Emma Roberts and Dave Franco. (More here!) Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (Catfish, Paranormal Activity 3 & 4) will direct the screenplay by Jessica Sharzer (American Horror Story), and Allison Shearmur (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and Anthony Katagas (12 Years a Slave) will produce. NERVE is available in seven foreign editions—check out the covers below!
My next book, CHARISMA, a YA suspense about a girl willing to swap out her DNA for the life she dreams of, only to discover a nightmare, is hot off the presses! Here’s a sneak peek on Hypable which calls it “a scientific thriller with heart.” I’ll be doing lots of guest posts and interviews throughout March. To find out more, click here.
Coming from Dial on March 3, 2015
“[A] provocative and entertaining read…a solid thriller.”Kirkus Reviews
“This Robin Cook–like thriller zips along at breakneck speed to a satisfying conclusion.”Booklist
A chance at the ultimate makeover means deadly consequences in a story that’s part medical thriller, part social justice commentary.
Aislyn suffers from crippling shyness—that is, until she’s offered a dose of Charisma, an underground gene therapy drug guaranteed to make her shine. The effects are instant. She’s charming, vivacious, and popular. But strangely, so are some other kids she knows. The media goes into a frenzy when the disease turns contagious, and then deadly, and the doctor who gave it to them disappears. Aislyn must find a way to stop it, before it’s too late.