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#1 New York Times and International bestselling Author of gothic / fantasy & paranormal tales, mystical & romantic with a side of horror. A.G.'s dark Alice in Wonderland inspired Splintered series has been published in over a dozen languages.

Young adult, Adult, and literary romance. Repped by Jenny Bent.

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"I only rate or review books I enjoyed reading, and won't give any rating below 4 stars. Please don't consider every high rating a personal endorsement / recommendation from me. My ratings here are subjective to me as an individual.

I don't rate books solely on style. Every writer's voice is individual and unique; I've come to respect this truth during my own personal journey. As long as a story take
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A.G. Howard There will definitely be more twisted Wonderland books in my writing future. I love that world and those characters so much. And where there's Wonderl…moreThere will definitely be more twisted Wonderland books in my writing future. I love that world and those characters so much. And where there's Wonderland, there will be Morpheus. ;) (less)
A.G. Howard I’ve written a short horror story for a YA anthology due to come out next year. The title of the antho is Slasher Girls and Monster Boys (https://www.…moreI’ve written a short horror story for a YA anthology due to come out next year. The title of the antho is Slasher Girls and Monster Boys (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...), and the stories are inspired by horror films, both classical and modern. There are tons of wonderful authors contributing, including but not limited to Leigh Bardugo, Marie Lu, and Carrie Ryan.

I’m also editing a women's historical fiction with paranormal elements that my agent and I plan to submit to publishers sometime this year in hopes of finding a home for it. You can find out information about that book here: http://authoraghoward.blogspot.com/20...

And I've started a Phantom of the Opera YA spinoff that I really love and hope to sell soon.(less)
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Finished writing my newest novel!

Today, although summer’s around the corner, I’ve been swept away by the autumn spirit . . . partly because of the gloriously dreary weather we’ve been having here in Amarillo lately (overcast and rainy days are a rare occurrence indeed!), but much more because I FINALLY FINISHED WRITING MY WiP, MYSTIQUIEL, a young adult urban fantasy set during the Halloween season! 🎃👻

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“Raising one hand, he tilts his hat to that sexy slant. "You want me. Admit it."
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message 74: by A.G.

A.G. Howard Steph wrote: "I have had this book on my goodreads as a book I have been reading. Truth is I had to put this book
down because I really, Really, REALLY I LOVE this series!! I had to stop reading due to I didn't
..."


Thanks so much for your lovely comment! I'm so happy the series means that much to you. I hope you enjoy my upcoming books, too! But, just FYI, I do plan to write more in the Splintered series world in the future. ;)


message 73: by Steph

Steph I have had this book on my goodreads as a book I have been reading. Truth is I had to put this book
down because I really, Really, REALLY I LOVE this series!! I had to stop reading due to I didn't
want it to end... Ms. Howard I thank you for an AMAZING series. This series has been with me during
my darkest days. This book made me cried. Perfect way for all my FAVORITES. Ms. Howard I thank you for this Journey to Wonderland and I look forward to you taking us on our next journey. This was one AMAZING ride!!!


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A.G. Howard Karen wrote: "Loved Splintered and Unhinged. Reading Ensnared now. All I can say is, "Wow!""

Thank you! So happy you're enjoying the series. :D


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Karen Gammons Loved Splintered and Unhinged. Reading Ensnared now. All I can say is, "Wow!"


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A.G. Howard Megan wrote: "I really wish you had online exclusive content, I've download all of it the minute I found out."

Aw, thanks! Maybe some day. Right now, I'm too busy just writing to all my contracted deadlines. ;)


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A.G. Howard Ricky wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request!

I have one question: is it normal that I can't stand Morpheus but can't wait for him to come back into the story every time he takes his leave?"


You're welcome. And haha! Yes, perfectly normal. He seems to have the same effect on everyone. That's what happens when a character is a scene-stealer. ;)


message 68: by Ricky

Ricky Thanks for accepting my friend request!

I have one question: is it normal that I can't stand Morpheus but can't wait for him to come back into the story every time he takes his leave?


FaeryMeganChase I really wish you had online exclusive content, I've download all of it the minute I found out.


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Rusty Nugent Thanks for your friendship. Come by and leave a comment.

Rusty


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A.G. Howard WatermeLoonie wrote: "Hey! I just want to say I loooooove your books (especially the parts you have based from the Alice in Wonderland books.) The plot is just... amazing and may I just say, the way you describe Alyssa'..."

*waves* Thank you for the awesome message! Yes, at one time I wanted to be a fashion designer, so I pay very close attention to what my characters wear. ;) So glad you enjoy that! Also, I've had a lot of experience sewing. Even won some ribbons in the county fair for dresses a few years ago. :D Looking forward to sharing Ensnared soon! ;) Nice to meet you.


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A.G. Howard Natasha ~Positivity!!!~ wrote: "I'm like... total fangirling right now...

WELLLLl... first, thanks for accepting my friend request! I'm like mentally cheering here, trying to look calm. :D :) WEll, I love your books, and this w..."


Haha! Those pics are FAB. And you're welcome! Thank you for friending me, too. Also, I'm on the fence about the guys, too. So happy you like the books and can't wait to share the 3rd with you. :D


Natasha ♥ I'm like... total fangirling right now...
No, actually, my friends laugh and keep encouraging me, some back away slowly, and my parents worry that I'm losing it.
i fangirl exactly like that except with a high pitch scream and a weird laugh... LUL
WELLLLl... first, thanks for accepting my friend request! I'm like mentally cheering here, trying to look calm. :D :) WEll, I love your books, and this will sound weird but... I'm really not on a side when it comes with Jeb, and Morpheus. I like both. If I had to choose... totally Morpheus, but other wise... you know, I think Alyssa would be good on her own too! :D Smiles! :) Tasha


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XXK Hey! I just want to say I loooooove your books (especially the parts you have based from the Alice in Wonderland books.) The plot is just... amazing and may I just say, the way you describe Alyssa's dresses? My heart throbs with every word, they make me long for them (something, I can assure you, that has rarely ever happened in my life.) Have you previously been a fashionista or dress expert or such? It's just.... you seem so experienced! Anyway, yeah. Cannot wait for Ensnared especially with that ending from Unhinged. Nice commenting to you, :)


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A.G. Howard A.M. wrote: "I'm winning the #goatwubwars. I have mentally hugged you twice today :P"

Hehe. Yay! So sweet! You're lucky I'm locked in the writing cave or I'd be winning for sure. Just wait until I get out...then I'll give you a run for your money. <3


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A.G. Howard Blue wrote: "Ahem, you're book just made my entire night! Correction: my entire year!!! :D The ending scene with the toys was completely amazing! I kept thinking in my head that this needs to be made into a mov..."

Awww, so happy you liked it! And I would LOVE for these to be movies one day. We'll just have to wait and see... *fingers crossed*


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A.M. Supinger I'm winning the #goatwubwars. I have mentally hugged you twice today :P


message 58: by Blue

Blue Dawn Ahem, you're book just made my entire night! Correction: my entire year!!! :D The ending scene with the toys was completely amazing! I kept thinking in my head that this needs to be made into a movie. I especially loved a certain scene with a child/future(I don't want to say anymore for spoiler reasons, but hopefully you get my meaning). ;D Can't wait until Ensnared comes out! :)


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A.G. Howard Blue wrote: "Thanks so much for accepting my friend request! I just got Unhinged in the mail today and can't wait to start reading it tonight! :)"

You're welcome! Thanks for friending me, too. I hope you like the read!


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Blue Dawn Thanks so much for accepting my friend request! I just got Unhinged in the mail today and can't wait to start reading it tonight! :)


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A.G. Howard Jenny wrote: "I just finished a NetGalley copy of Unhinged. I did not read the first book but Unhinged looked interesting. I was not disappointed and now I'm going to be purchasing the first book. I loved your t..."

Aww, thank you! And it's cool to hear from someone who started w/bk2. ;) I promise to keep writing! My characters won't allow me to quit. They can be very stubborn. LOL

I hope you enjoy Splintered! :)


message 54: by Jenny

Jenny I just finished a NetGalley copy of Unhinged. I did not read the first book but Unhinged looked interesting. I was not disappointed and now I'm going to be purchasing the first book. I loved your take on Alice in Wonderland. I loved your creativity. I hope you continue writing! I wish you lots of success!


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A.G. Howard Alisa (The Reading Obsession) wrote: "Did you know there's a movie called Splintered about a serial killer in Wales?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1016241/

You're right. Your Splintered is better."


Haha! I *did* know this. I've seen that trailer. It looks so creepy! *shudders*


message 52: by Alisa

Alisa Did you know there's a movie called Splintered about a serial killer in Wales?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1016241/

You're right. Your Splintered is better.


kyendwarrior A.G. wrote: "kyendwarrior wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request!!:) I loved Splintered!! I can't wait for Unhinged! (Def. Team Morpheus

My pleasure! Ah, you like the bad boy, aye? ;) Well, he gets ..."




SOO EXCITED!!!xD


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A.G. Howard kyendwarrior wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request!!:) I loved Splintered!! I can't wait for Unhinged! (Def. Team Morpheus <3 *swoon*)"

My pleasure! Ah, you like the bad boy, aye? ;) Well, he gets lots of face time in Unhinged.


kyendwarrior Thanks for accepting my friend request!!:) I loved Splintered!! I can't wait for Unhinged! (Def. Team Morpheus <3 *swoon*)


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A.G. Howard Genie wrote: "Thank you so much for accepting mu friend request :)
I am very much looking forward to reading and discovering more of your work.

Best wishes for more books in the future,
Genie"


Hi Genie! My pleasure, and thank you for friending me also. :)


Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Thank you so much for accepting mu friend request :)
I am very much looking forward to reading and discovering more of your work.

Best wishes for more books in the future,
Genie


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A.G. Howard Andrea wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friend request. Splintered is one of the best books I have read this year. I am so looking forward to Unhinged!"

Thank you, Andrea! I'm so happy you liked it. And it's my pleasure. Thanks for following me, too. :)


Andrea ❤Ninja Bunneh❤ Thank you for accepting my friend request. Splintered is one of the best books I have read this year. I am so looking forward to Unhinged!


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A.G. Howard Gigi wrote: "Congrats, you're almost to one thousand friends! :P Couldn't help but notice."

Thanks Gigi! :)


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Gia Congrats, you're almost to one thousand friends! :P Couldn't help but notice.


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A.G. Howard Alisa (The Reading Obsession) wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request! I loved Splintered."

You're welcome! And I'm thrilled you enjoyed that mad crazy ride. ;) Thanks for letting me know!


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Alisa Thanks for accepting my friend request! I loved Splintered.


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A.G. Howard Katie wrote: "thanks for accepting my friend request! in case you haven't noticed I am slightly obsessed/in love with your book and you inspire me to help me be a better writer! :) (and Morpheus has also been my..."

My pleasure Katie! And I'm thrilled my stuff inspires you in your writing and drawing! :) That's the biggest compliment ever. Thank you!


Katie Timmins thanks for accepting my friend request! in case you haven't noticed I am slightly obsessed/in love with your book and you inspire me to help me be a better writer! :) (and Morpheus has also been my muse lately-drawing wiseXD) your book is just fantastic- it has literally made my whole month 50x awesomer!


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A.G. Howard Kouk wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request A.G.!

Totally loved Splintered & i can't wait to read Unhinged!


kouk"


Thanks Kouk! I can't wait to see what they come up with for a cover. ;)


message 37: by Kouk

Kouk Thanks for accepting my friend request A.G.!

Totally loved Splintered & i can't wait to read Unhinged!


kouk


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A.G. Howard Eris wrote: "Hi Anita can I just say Splintered was exceptionally awesome since I finished it a while ago :) also you have quite a way of using imagery which was brilliantly talented and amazingly weaved in my ..."

Eris, I'm so sorry! I thought I answered this. I'm so happy you enjoyed Splintered and the characters/imagery! I haven't read the Howl's sequels, but I want to very much! The problem is finding the time to read. Hopefully after my writing deadline is behind me. ;)


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A.G. Howard Summer {MissFictional} wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request! *squealing*"

Haha! Of course! And thank you for friending me here. :)


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Summer Thanks for accepting my friend request! *squealing*


message 33: by Eris

Eris Hi Anita can I just say Splintered was exceptionally awesome since I finished it a while ago :) also you have quite a way of using imagery which was brilliantly talented and amazingly weaved in my mind.

I am thankful that you read Howl's Moving Castle also have you read the sequels to it like Castle in the air and House in Many Ways? lastly you made Morpheus a spectacular character in the book as well the other two main characters.


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A.G. Howard Eris wrote: "Hi Anita, "Splintered" is one of the books that I shall never forget at all in my life though I have not started it yet... Have you heard of the late Diana Wynne Jones? a author best known for her ..."

Hi Eris! Sorry I didn't answer this earlier. Just now seeing it! And yes, I LOVE Howl's Moving Castle. It was BRILLIANT. :)


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A.G. Howard Stephanie wrote: "While sitting at the register, I see a young reader... she's probably about 12 or so... sitting on the ground proped up against one of our book cases reading Splintered :)

Okay.. she's 10. And Dad..."


What a great story! Thank you so much for telling me, Stephanie. :) Let me know if you hear back from her. BTW, I did my first signing today. It was so fun! <3


Stephanie While sitting at the register, I see a young reader... she's probably about 12 or so... sitting on the ground proped up against one of our book cases reading Splintered :)

Okay.. she's 10. And Dad just bought it for her! I asked to please have her let us know what she thinks... I'm pretty sure she'll love it! She was very excited explaining it to Mom!

HAPPY SATURDAY!



message 29: by Eris (last edited Jan 27, 2013 03:20AM)

Eris Hi Anita, "Splintered" is one of the books that I shall never forget at all in my life though I have not started it yet... Have you heard of the late Diana Wynne Jones? a author best known for her Howl Series and Chrestomanci Series though I prefer her Howl Series since it was beautifully vivid and fantastical. have you read Howl's moving castle? since I shall reveal my favourite characters of the series soon to you...


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A.G. Howard Eris wrote: "Hi Anita, I think you misunderstood what I meant I have the book but have not started it yet due to not finishing a scientific book by Ben Miller also I appreciate the fact we are friends!"

OH! I did misread that. Sorry.@_@ Hope you like the read. :)


message 27: by Eris

Eris Hi Anita, I think you misunderstood what I meant I have the book but have not started it yet due to not finishing a scientific book by Ben Miller also I appreciate the fact we are friends!


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A.G. Howard Eris wrote: "Hi Anita, Thank you for accepting me on as a friend therefore I feel quite privileged to be accepted by a such talented and artistic author meaning you of course :) also I got a surprise for you si..."

Thank you so much, Eris! And I'm so happy you enjoyed the book! The cover is amazing, right? Here's the artist who did it: http://www.ladysymphonia.com. I appreciate you friending me, too. :)


message 25: by Eris

Eris Hi Anita, Thank you for accepting me on as a friend therefore I feel quite privileged to be accepted by a such talented and artistic author meaning you of course :) also I got a surprise for you since I got the book everyone talking about!!! "Splintered" as soon I finished my current book then read the book allowing my imagination go wild since I been wanting to read this since I saw it's beautiful cover which has made me want to see the Mad Hatter.


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