Yvonne Ventresca

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Yvonne Ventresca writes novels for teens that explore themes of trust, deception, and betrayal. Her latest young adult novel, BLACK FLOWERS, WHITE LIES (Sky Pony Press, 2016) won a National IPPY Gold Medal for YA fiction in 2017. Justine Magazine said "This one will keep you guessing" and according to BuzzFeed, BLACK FLOWERS, WHITE LIES "definitely won't disappoint."

Yvonne's debut YA novel, PANDEMIC, won a Crystal Kite Award from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. "This fast read will appeal to fans of Susan Beth Pfeffer’s LIFE AS WE KNEW IT," Booklist said. Her other works include several short stories selected for anthologies, along with two nonfiction books.

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Book Birthday! [image error] Now available! I'm thrilled that the IWSG Anthology, Voyagers: The Third Ghost is out in the world! 

My contribution is The Third Ghost: Among the darkened, arson-damaged streets of Hoboken, Lewis stops to help two ghosts until he realizes his own family is in grave danger.

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“Don't wait for the muse. As I've said, he's a hardheaded guy who's not susceptible to a lot of creative fluttering. This isn't the Ouija board or the spirit-world we're talking about here, but just another job like laying pipe or driving long-haul trucks. Your job is to make sure the muse knows where you're going to be every day from nine 'til noon. or seven 'til three. If he does know, I assure you that sooner or later he'll start showing up.”
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