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Mary McCoy

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Mary McCoy is a librarian at the Los Angeles Public Library. She has also been a contributor to On Bunker Hill and the 1947project, where she wrote stories about Los Angeles's notorious past. She grew up in western Pennsylvania and studied at Rhodes College and the University of Wisconsin. Mary now lives in Los Angeles with her family.

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Mary McCoy First of all, it means so much to me that you loved the book - thank you! Dead To Me is a book where the villain is revealed pretty quickly, but the…moreFirst of all, it means so much to me that you loved the book - thank you! Dead To Me is a book where the villain is revealed pretty quickly, but the big question is, how is a teenage girl going to bring him to justice? While I was writing, I had no idea, so when I figured it out, when I had that ah-ha! moment where I knew exactly how they were going to make the charges stick and make the bad guy pay it was an immensely gratifying, fist-pumping moment in the writing process.(less)
Mary McCoy Thank you for the question! I thought about all the different kinds of summer camp stories I'd heard - everything from Friday the 13th II to Meatballs…moreThank you for the question! I thought about all the different kinds of summer camp stories I'd heard - everything from Friday the 13th II to Meatballs to Wet Hot American Summer to The Interestings - and I thought, "What if all those stories were together in one book and what if they were connected?" I loved the idea that being involved in a cross-camp rivalry, being chased by a murderer, going on a quest, falling in love, and foraging off the land to survive could all have equally high stakes!(less)
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I, Claudia

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“This quest is not a summer's game.
It is not safe, it is not tame.
Consider this before you pack -
Some of you may not come back.”
Mary McCoy, Camp So-and-So

“That was the problem with quests. You came back different, if you came back at all.”
Mary McCoy, Camp So-and-So

“In evil times when darkness threatens day.
One soul among you must keep it at bay.”
Mary McCoy, Camp So-and-So

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