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James Ponti

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in Pisa, Italy
March 24




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I grew up in Atlantic Beach, Florida and am a graduate of the University of Southern California. I've written numerous books and have worked as a television writer/producer. I'm the author of the Dead City trilogy, about a secret society of New York City zombie fighters. My new series is about a boy named Florian Bates and his best friend Margaret who use a technique called TOAST to solve mysteries for the FBI. The first book in the series FRAMED! was nominated for an Edgar Award for best Juvenile mystery and the second book VANISHED! comes out in August.

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Dead City (Dead City, #1)

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Blue Moon (Dead City, #2)

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Dark Days (Dead City, #3)

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Vanished! (Framed #2)

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Psyched (That's So Raven, #10)

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"Awesome. A gritty, urban, paranormal title that will be great for 5th grade and up. No romance (hooray!), strong smart girl main character, and best of all, it doesn't feel like an older YA title that got dumbed down for a younger audience. Happy..." Read more of this review »
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“I don't get involved in anything that's stupid.”
James Ponti, Blue Moon

“Zues?" I said.
"His computer. He named it." Then she whispered conspiratorially, "He acts like it's a person."
"I do not," he said as we walked down the hall toward his room.
"You gave it a birthday party," she said.
Grayson stopped walking for a moment. "Annual hard-drive maintenance and software upgrades do not count as a birthday party."
"No," she said. "But singing 'Happy Birthday' to it does."
He took a deep breath. They've obviously been through this before. "You know I was testing the new voice-recognition software."
Natalie looked at me. "Birthday party.”
James Ponti, Dead City

“I'm not worthy of you or your Omega awesomeness.”
James Ponti, Blue Moon


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