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Vanessa Barneveld

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I tend to write humorous yet thought-provoking YA stories about dead or dying people. Like Jimmy Hawkins, the friendly ghost in THIS IS YOUR AFTERLIFE (Bloomsbury Spark), for example. My next release will be LIVE FAST, DIE YOUNG, a contemporary tearjerker. It's part of the upcoming DANGEROUS BOYS e-novella anthology. THE TWEETEST THING (HarperCollins), however, is not about death or dying, but about connecting online with a rock star. It was inspired by a Duran Duran concert that my boss treated me to because I'm a die-hard fan of the band.

One of my other publishing claims to fame? A place in the Awkward Family Pet Photos book along with my very photogenic cat named Possum. I'm also a three-time finalist in the prestigious Golden Heart
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Normally, on the eve of November, I’d be gearing up to torture my brain and fingers by participating in NaNoWriMo. By now I would have publicly announced my intention to write 50,001 words in 30 days. My pantry should be overflowing with writing necessities like M&Ms, Cheetos, and ginger ale. A few weeks ago, however, I decided to give NaNo a miss because of extenuating circumstances. (I st...

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This Is Your Afterlife

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Live Fast, Die Young

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