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The Map to Everywhere The Map to Everywhere
with John Parke Davis

Coming November 4th!

In Carrie Ryan and John Parke Davis' first installment of a fantastical new series, adventure, magic, and hilarity collide in the treacherous skies and dangerous waters of the Pirate Stream. Heart-pounding escapades and a colorful cast of characters will have readers setting sail through this wholly original and unforgettable tale.
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The Dead and Empty World The Dead and Empty World
Collection of Forest of Hands and Teeth stories

Now Available!

From a life raft cast adrift in the middle of the ocean to the attic of a suburban garage; from the heart-pounding moments just after the dead begin to rise, to the ravaged world generations later, the five stories in The Dead and Empty World present a chilling portrait of what it takes to survive—or not—the zombie apocalypse.
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The Dark and Hollow Places The Dark and Hollow Places
3rd book in the series


Annah's world stopped the day Elias left and she's been waiting for him to come home ever since. Without him, her life doesn't feel much different from that of the dead that roam the wasted city around her. Then she meets Catcher and everything feels alive again. Except, Catcher has his own secrets...
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The Dead-Tossed Waves The Dead-Tossed Waves
2nd book in the series


Gabry lives a quiet life, secure in her town next to the sea and behind the Barrier. She's content to let her friends dream of the Dark City up the coast while she watches from the top of her lighthouse. Home is all she's ever known, and all she needs for happiness. But life after the Return is never safe, and there are threats even the Barrier can't hold back.
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The Forest of Hands and Teeth The Forest of Hands and Teeth
1st book in the series

(A brand new cover)

In Mary's world, there are simple truths. Now she must choose between her village and her future, between the one she loves and the one who loves her. And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded by so much death?
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Hare Moon Hare Moon
Short story prequel to the Forest of Hands and Teeth


Love in a world surrounded by so much death doesn't come without its sacrifices, and Tabitha gradually realizes just how much she'll have to give up to live among the Unconsecrated.
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What Once We Feared What Once We Feared
eOriginal short story


When the zombie apocalypse hits and the dead begin to rise, Jonah and his friends make a split-second decision to seek shelter in an apartment complex on the edge of town. But as they face the realities of what it will take to survive, they realize that while making the decision of where to run was easy, living out the consequences of that decision may be impossible.
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Divide and Conquer Infinity Ring: Divide and Conquer
1st book for middle grade readers


When best friends Dak Smyth and Sera Froste stumble upon the secret of time travel—a hand-held device known as the Infinity Ring—they're swept up in a centuries-long secret war for the fate of mankind. Recruited by the Hystorians, a secret society that dates back to Aristotle, the kids learn that history has gone disastrously off course.
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Rags and Bones


RAGS AND BONES:
New Twists on Timeless Tales

Edited by Melissa Marr and Tim Pratt
Now Available

That the Machine May Progress Eternally

A twist on E. M. Forster's classic story, "The Machine Stops."

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (October 2013), ISBN-13: 978-0316212946


Defy the Dark

DEFY THE DARK
Edited by Saundra Mitchell

Almost Normal

The Dead-Tossed Waves begins with the line, "The story goes that even after the Return they tried to keep the roller coasters going.... The said it made them feel normal." This is that story. Set shortly after the Return, Almost Normal follows a group of teens who spend one last night at the Vista amusement park, hoping to remember what normal is.

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Harper Teen (June 2013), ISBN-13: 978-0062123534


Foretold

Foretold
Edited by Carrie Ryan

Richelle Mead, Lisa McMann, Michael Grant, Meg Cabot, Laini Taylor, and nine more of the hottest YA authors to hit the shelves explore the concepts of prophecy and prediction in this story collection edited by NYT bestselling author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth, Carrie Ryan.

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Shards and Ashes

SHARDS & ASHES
Edited by Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong

Miasma

What if the miasma theory of disease were true and disease spread through "bad air?" When a deadly plague hits a small town, a girl tries to keep her sick sister from being taken by beaked doctors who use monstrous beasts to weed out the ill.

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Harper Collins (February 2013), ISBN-13: 978-0062098467


After

AFTER (Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia)
Edited by Ellen Datlow & Teri Windling

After the Cure

What happens after a cure is found for the plague that turned men into monsters? Can a girl who used to be a monster find a way to live with what she once was and will society ever allow her to forget?

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Hyperion Books (October 2012), ISBN-13: 978-1423146193


My Bookstore

MY BOOKSTORE: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop

In this enthusiastic, heartfelt, and sometimes humorous ode to bookshops and booksellers, 76 known authors pay tribute to the brick-and-mortar stores they love and often call their second homes.

In her contribution to this collection, Carrie pays tribute to two independent bookstores: "The Open Book, which taught me to dream, and Park Road Books, which allows me to keep dreaming."

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Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers (November 2012), ISBN-13: 978-1579129101

 
Brave New Love

BRAVE NEW LOVE: 13 DYSTOPIAN TALES OF DESIRE
Edited by Paula Guran

The Dream Eater

A story about memories, nightmares, and the strange power one girl has to consume them both.

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Running Press Kids (March 2012), ISBN-13: 978-0762442201

 
The First Time

The First Time
Edited by Jessica Verday and Rhonda Stapleton

A Game of Firsts

A collection of stories by the 2009 Debutantes, YA authors whose debut books came out in 2009. In "A Game of Firsts", a brother and sister take refuge in the attic over their garage while the zombie apocalypse rages around them. Can they survive?

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Jessica Verday (October 2011)


Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions

ENTHRALLED: PARANORMAL DIVERSIONS
Edited by Kelley Armstrong and Melissa Marr

Scenic Route

Set in the The Forest of Hands and Teeth world, two sisters try to survive the recent zombie apocalypse by hiding out on top of a mountain where they think they're safe and plan for the day they can take the ultimate road trip.

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Harper Teen (September 2011), ISBN-13: 978-0062015785


Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories

DEAR BULLY: SEVENTY AUTHORS TELL THEIR STORIES
Edited by Megan Kelley Hall and Carrie Jones

Caroline from Canada

My essay, Caroline from Canada, is about a month-long summer road trip on a bus full of teens, a rumor, and the one girl who chose to be my friend when everyone else refused.

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Harper Teen (September 2011), ISBN-13: 978-0062060983


The Girl Who Was on Fire

THE GIRL WHO WAS ON FIRE
Edited by Leah Wilson

Panem et Circenses: the Myth of the Real in Reality TV

You can read an excerpt from my essay, Panem et Circenses: the Myth of the Real in Reality TV, here.

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Smart Pop (April 2011), ISBN-13: 978-1935618041


Zombies vs Unicorns

ZOMBIES VS. UNICORNS
Edited by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier

Bougainvillea

Set about ten years after the Return on the island of Curacao, a girl discovers what it takes to survive as pirates threaten.

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Margaret K. McElderry (September 2010), ISBN-13: 978-1416989530


Living Dead 2

THE LIVING DEAD 2
Edited by John Joseph Adams

Flotsam & Jetsam

Right around the time of the Return, when no one really knows what's going on, a group of seniors go on their senior cruise and infection breaks out on the ship. Two boys escape in a life raft—one of them's infected.

Read it for free here.

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Night Shade Books (September 2010), ISBN-13: 9781597801904


Kiss Me Deadly

KISS ME DEADLY
Edited by Trisha Telep

Hare Moon

My story is about Sister Tabitha from The Forest of Hands and Teeth when she was Mary's age. It answers a few more questions about the village, the Sisterhood and Tabitha's motivation. As it turns out, she was quite the passionate teen :)

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Running Press Kids (July 2010), ISBN-13: 978-0762439492




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