Mindy McGinnis

more photos (3)




Kate Or...
493 books | 1,007 friends

Nikki
948 books | 241 friends

Keira
1,030 books | 182 friends

Giselle...
2,108 books | 3,527 friends

Yelania...
1,444 books | 3,502 friends

Karen
1,261 books | 721 friends

K.S. Ha...
201 books | 4,861 friends

Marissa...
0 books | 5,001 friends

More friends…



Mindy McGinnis

Goodreads Author


Website

Twitter

Genre

Member Since
March 2011




Mindy McGinnis is a YA author who has worked in a high school library for thirteen years. Her debut, NOT A DROP TO DRINK, a post-apocalyptic survival story set in a world with very little freshwater, has been optioned for film my Stephanie Meyer's Fickle Fish Films. The companion novel, IN A HANDFUL OF DUST was released in 2014. Look for her Gothic historical thriller, A MADNESS SO DISCREET in October of 2015 from Katherine Tegen Books. Mindy is represented by Adriann Ranta of Wolf Literary.

Mindy McGinnis is currently not accepting new questions.

Popular Answered Questions

Mindy McGinnis I'm wrapping up the first draft of my 2015 release, a Gothic historical set in an insane asylum.
Mindy McGinnis Hi Holly!
Thanks so much :) I don't anticipate writing anymore full-length books set in this world, but I have written a couple of short stories that I…more
Hi Holly!
Thanks so much :) I don't anticipate writing anymore full-length books set in this world, but I have written a couple of short stories that I hope find their way to readers. I'm definitely open to the idea of writing another DRINK novel, but I have to feel really inspired to do so, and right now I've moved on. But never say never!(less)
Average rating: 3.83 · 13,249 ratings · 2,713 reviews · 14 distinct works · Similar authors
Not a Drop to Drink (Not a ...

3.82 avg rating — 8,606 ratings — published 2013 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Madness So Discreet

3.77 avg rating — 2,722 ratings — published 2015 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
In a Handful of Dust (Not a...

3.95 avg rating — 1,639 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Female of the Species

4.53 avg rating — 40 ratings — expected publication 2016 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Given to the Sea

3.73 avg rating — 22 ratings — expected publication 2017
Rate this book
Clear rating
Untitled

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Phantom Heart

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — expected publication 2017
Rate this book
Clear rating
Among The Shadows: 13 Stori...

by
3.63 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Fall: Tales from the Ap...

by
3.48 avg rating — 108 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Spring Fevers

by
4.29 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Mindy McGinnis…
Publisher's Weekly recently announced my next two-book deal with Katherine Tegen books! The first will be releasing in the Fall of 2017. It's currently titled PHANTOM HEART and can be added on Goodreads.

I've always pitched it as "Fight Club In The Band Room," but the summary below might give you a little more illumination.

A psychological thriller about a good girl who falls for a local burnout.... Read more of this blog post »
1 like ·   •  0 comments  •  flag
Twitter icon
Published on May 23, 2016 09:40 • 2 views
Not a Drop to Drink In a Handful of Dust
Not a Drop to Drink (2 books)
by
3.84 avg rating — 10,243 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Ghosting
Mindy McGinnis is currently reading
by Edith Pattou (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Simon vs. the Hom...
Mindy McGinnis is currently reading
by Becky Albertalli (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Favorite Sons
Mindy McGinnis is currently reading
by Robin Yocum (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

Mindy's Recent Updates

Mindy McGinnis is now friends with Joyce
53654294
Mindy McGinnis is on page 160 of 392 of Ghosting
Ghosting by Edith Pattou
Ghosting
by Edith Pattou (Goodreads Author)
progress: 
 
Rate this book
Clear rating
Mindy McGinnis is currently reading
Favorite Sons by Robin Yocum
Favorite Sons
by Robin Yocum (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Mindy McGinnis is currently reading
Ghosting by Edith Pattou
Ghosting
by Edith Pattou (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Mindy McGinnis finished reading
Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens
Faking Normal
by Courtney C. Stevens (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Mindy McGinnis finished reading
The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester
Rate this book
Clear rating
Mindy McGinnis finished reading
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
Rate this book
Clear rating
Mindy McGinnis started reading
The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester
Rate this book
Clear rating
Mindy McGinnis is currently reading
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Rate this book
Clear rating
Mindy McGinnis finished reading
Wishing Day by Lauren Myracle
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Mindy's books…
“There's a famous line from a poem about the ocean," Mother had finally said to end the discussion. "'Water water every where, but not a drop to drink.”
Mindy McGinnis, Not a Drop to Drink

“Do you want to die like this?" Mother had asked, that night and every night since then.

Lynn's answer never changed. "No."

And Mother's response, their evening prayer. "Then you will have to kill.”
Mindy McGinnis, Not a Drop to Drink

“Regret was for people with nothing to defend, people who had no water.”
Mindy McGinnis, Not a Drop to Drink

“I've seen women insist on cleaning everything in the house before they could sit down to write... and you know it's a funny thing about housecleaning... it never comes to an end. Perfect way to stop a woman. A woman must be careful to not allow over-responsibility (or over-respectabilty) to steal her necessary creative rests, riffs, and raptures. She simply must put her foot down and say no to half of what she believes she "should" be doing. Art is not meant to be created in stolen moments only.”
Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

220 Goodreads Librarians Group — 60922 members — last activity 2 minutes ago
A place where all Goodreads members can work together to improve the Goodreads book catalog. Non-librarians are welcome to join the group as well, to ...more



Comments (showing 1-12)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

message 12: by Mindy

Mindy McGinnis You are so welcome, Megan :) I hope you enjoy DUST!


message 11: by Megan

Megan First I just want to say, THANK YOU for adding me as a friend, it made my day. I am sitting here dying for In a Handful of Dust to finally come in the mail. I absolutely LOVED your book Not a Drop to Drink, too. LOVE YOU-- AND YOUR BOOKS
Megan


message 10: by Mindy

Mindy McGinnis Beth wrote: "I loved Not A Drop to Drink, and can't wait to read your next book!
Also, thanks for running your blog- giving aspiring writers valuable information about the process of getting an agent and how th..."


Absolutely! I was writing and failing for 10 years - anything I can do to help those where I was!


message 9: by Beth

Beth I loved Not A Drop to Drink, and can't wait to read your next book!
Also, thanks for running your blog- giving aspiring writers valuable information about the process of getting an agent and how the submission process runs is priceless!


message 8: by Mindy

Mindy McGinnis Genie wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request :)
Looking forward to reading and discovering more of your work.

Best wishes for more books in the future,
Genie"


Thanks Genie!


Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Thanks for accepting my friend request :)
Looking forward to reading and discovering more of your work.

Best wishes for more books in the future,
Genie


message 6: by Mindy

Mindy McGinnis Pamela wrote: "Hey Mindy...Thanks for accepting my friend request."

Absolutely!


message 5: by Mindy

Mindy McGinnis Amber wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request, Mindy. I am very much looking forward to reading Not a Drop to Drink. :)"

No problem - and thank you!


Pamela Hey Mindy...Thanks for accepting my friend request.


message 3: by Amber

Amber Thanks for accepting my friend request, Mindy. I am very much looking forward to reading Not a Drop to Drink. :)


message 2: by Mindy

Mindy McGinnis Oh absolutely! Thanks for wanting to be my friend :)


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


back to top