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Andrea Contos is a writer of young adult mysteries and thrillers. After a childhood spent hiding beneath the covers to read books by flashlight, she obtained a degree in business, where the only writing involved legal responses and termination letters. She happily traded those for works of fiction, and she still loses far too much sleep creating and enjoying a good book.

Her sophomore book, OUT OF THE FIRE, will be published with Scholastic in fall of 2021, as well as an untitled second book in 2022.

Her debut, THROWAWAY GIRLS, will be published on September 1, 2020.

Andrea is a Pitch Wars 2018 and 2019 Mentor, a 2017 Mentee, and a member of Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

She grew up in Detroit, and thanks to the tours giv
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Throwaway Girls

3.72 avg rating — 352 ratings — published 2020 — 2 editions
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Out of the Fire

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I am extremely lucky and got to read an early copy of this book. I devoured it!!

Finlay is such an amazing main character. She's fun real, and relatable, and a mystery/thriller featuring a single mom? Definitely not something you see every day!

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GHOST WOOD SONG is the type of book that will make you scramble to piece together the clues to the mystery, while it slowly tears your heart from your chest.

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Last Chance Books by Kelsey Rodkey
"I read an early copy of this book and have been waiting to shout about it. Kelsey Rodkey's writing is laugh-out-loud funny with emotional depth. I was hooked from page one and devoured every bit of this YA You've Got Mail. It's sassy, it's sweet, it'" Read more of this review »
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“I couldn't take another day of held breaths and burying my screams beneath pain so I could feel something that wasn't impotent fury.”
Andrea Contos, Throwaway Girls

“There are people who come into our lives to disprove the lies we believe about ourselves.”
Andrea Contos, Throwaway Girls

“Some people are ponds. Or puddles. Fun to splash in but all it takes is a sunny day or two and everything goes dry.”
Andrea Contos, Throwaway Girls

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