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Rio Youers is the British Fantasy Award–nominated author of End Times and Point Hollow. His short fiction has been published in many notable anthologies, and his novel, Westlake Soul, was nominated for Canada’s prestigious Sunburst Award. Rio has been favorably reviewed in such venues as Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and The National Post. His new novel, The Forgotten Girl, will be released by MacMillan/Thomas Dunne Books in June, 2017.

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Rio Youers I started the WALKING DEAD comic books at the beginning of this year and I'm almost caught up (that's a lot of comics, right there). I also just…moreI started the WALKING DEAD comic books at the beginning of this year and I'm almost caught up (that's a lot of comics, right there). I also just started Sarah Pinborough's BEHIND HER EYES, which I've been looking forward to for months now!(less)
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Rio Youers Hi, Gareth. The Laws of Spoilerdom decree that I can't answer this on an open forum. But I will say this: whatever your heart tells you ... that's the…moreHi, Gareth. The Laws of Spoilerdom decree that I can't answer this on an open forum. But I will say this: whatever your heart tells you ... that's the true answer. Listen to it, accept it, and be chill with it. That's what Westlake would want. :)(less)
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Westlake Soul

4.31 avg rating — 373 ratings — published 2012 — 8 editions
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The Forgotten Girl

3.92 avg rating — 307 ratings — published 2017 — 11 editions
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Halcyon

3.95 avg rating — 257 ratings9 editions
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Mama Fish

4.15 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 2009 — 3 editions
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Point Hollow

4.03 avg rating — 60 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
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Old Man Scratch

4.18 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
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The Angels

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2014
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Everdead

3.70 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2008 — 3 editions
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Dark Dreams, Pale Horses (P...

4.47 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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4.28 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2007 — 6 editions
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Beauty!

This news has been boiling away in the background for a while (hey, it takes time to put these things together), but now I can finally announce—and with no small degree of elation—that I will be adapting Stephen and Owen King’s bestselling novel, SLEEPING BEAUTIES, to comics.


The news dropped on Deadline.com on Tuesday, and has been circulating the web in various forms since then. You can read the Deadline article by...comics.


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"I tore and cried through this in a matter of five hours (five days of lunch break reading). More than once did I return to my desk at 3pm desperately needing to fix my makeup. This is an automatic five star read; not only did I just plain love it,..." Read more of this review »
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"Not enough stars exist for this one. Wow."
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Halcyon by Rio Youers
"OK, it’s official...I’m a Rio Youers fan. It started with an awesome short story I’d read last year, followed by the great “Forgotten Girl” novel this past spring and now the even better “Halcyon”. If you’re a fan of Stephen King, this guy is for..." Read more of this review »
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DAMN YOU, RIO! [spoilers removed]"


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Hi, Gareth. The Laws of Spoilerdom decree that I can't answer this on an open forum. But I will say this: whatever your heart tells you ... that's the true answer. Listen to it, accept it, and be chill with it. That's what Westlake would want. :)
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“Cats manage arrogance and cool better than any creature alive. They have all the qualities you hope to see in people: loyalty, independence, intelligence, cleanliness ...”
Rio Youers, The Forgotten Girl
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“Put a gun in a young man's hands and call him a soldier. Doesn't make him a killer. Sew a stripe on his arm, a ribbon on his chest. Doesn't make him soulless.”
Rio Youers, 21st Century Dead

“Without emotion, they died inside. They became the Dead Ones.”
Rio Youers, 21st Century Dead

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