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Bethany C. Morrow

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Recently, Bethany's YA debut was announced. The first in a two-book deal with Tor Teen, A SONG BELOW WATER is a contemporary fantasy set in Porland, Oregon, about play-sisters, Tavia and Effie, who both have (and struggle to contain) a supernatural identity in a world where magical Black girls are feared.

Her adult debut is an ABA 2018 Indies Introduce pick, and a June Indie Next pick. A speculative literary novel, MEM is set in an alternate 1920s Montreal, where memory extraction is possible. The procedure results in a physical being - a Mem. Dolores Extract No. 1 is one such being, except that unlike all the rest, she knows who and what she is, and she knows she shouldn't have lasted this long.

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Hi all! It feels like a long time coming, but earlier this month I was finally able to announce the BEST news - my 2-book deal with Tor Teen!

The first book is currently titled, The Sound & the Stone, and will release in Winter 2020. It follows play-sisters, Tavia and Effie, as they grapple with their supernatural identities (literally magical Black girls, yeessss), teendom (can you say fail... Read more of this blog post »
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“What kind of people are we if we can’t traverse the landscape of our own memories? What kind of people do they become who refuse?”
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“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.”
Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

“Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board. For some they come in with the tide. For others they sail forever on the same horizon, never out of sight, never landing until the Watcher turns his eyes away in resignation, his dreams mocked to death by Time. That is the life of men. Now, women forget all those things they don't want to remember, and remember everything they don't want to forget. The dream is the truth. Then they act and do things accordingly.”
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“She had a way of pouring everything of herself into what she did. When she fought, she was the blade. When she loved, she was the kiss. In that regard, she was far more … human than any I have known.”
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“You love me. Real or not real?"
I tell him, "Real.”
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“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
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