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Lights, Camera, Cassidy
Episode One: Celebrity

The show's producers have decided that they want to feature Cass on camera, and so they arrange for her to be shown around Valencia, Spain, by a local teen (and a cute one at that!). Things are going well - until Cass unwittingly catches a criminal in the act on her video blog, and she's thrust into the spotlight. To top it all off, her old friend Logan returns to the show. He's older now and . . . well, cuter. As things with the blog start to heat up, Cassidy finds that she doesn't know who is a friend, who is a crush, and who just wants her story for the tabloids!

"...lively and relatable Cassidy... steals the show."—Publisher's Weekly

"Humorous and engaging." —Kiss the Book

Lights, Camera, Cassidy
Episode Two: Paparazzi

Cassidy has a fabulous opportunity to be in an upcoming travelogue about the Greek Isles. For the show, she will be living on board a swank yacht and being hosted by the wealthy actor Costas Kouropolous and his adorable son, Nikos. But Cass soon starts to suspect that things aren't really as they seem aboard the Pandora. At the same time, she wonders what's going on with Logan - he hasn't been around for their nightly e-chats. Can she find out the truth about the Pandora? And can she get her relationship with Logan back on track - before it's too late?

"...lively and relatable Cassidy... steals the show."—Publisher's Weekly

"Humorous and engaging." —Kiss the Book

Lights, Camera, Cassidy
Episode Three: Hacked

The spotlight is back on as Cassidy and crew hit the rain forest of Costa Rica! Cassidy is thrilled to start filming publicity spots for When in Rome with Logan. But there's a damper on her sunshiny outlook when she realizes that Logan is less than thrilled at being in front of the camera. Even worse, she soon discovers that someone has hacked into her blog and is posting some pretty negative things—jeopardizing her whole role on the show. Can Cassidy enlist Logan's help and figure out what's going on—before it's lights out for "Lights, Camera, Cassidy?"

"...lively and relatable Cassidy... steals the show."—Publisher's Weekly

"Humorous and engaging." —Kiss the Book

Lights, Camera, Cassidy
Episode Four: Drama

G'day, mates! In this fourth episode, Cassidy and the crew of When in Rome get a hearty dose of Australian hospitality when they head to Melbourne to film. But while Cass is starting to get used to her celebrity status, she's not sure she likes it when she realizes that most of the fans seem more interested in Logan than in her. At the same time, there seem to be a lot of technical glitches interfering with filming. What's going on? And can Cass get over her jealousy and help figure it out before it's too late?

"...lively and relatable Cassidy... steals the show."—Publisher's Weekly

"Humorous and engaging." —Kiss the Book

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It begins with a subtle vibration, a tingling.
There is time to take only one breath.
The trance begins.
When it is through, Ashlyn is certain of two things:
Someone she knows is about to die.
And she is powerless to stop it.

“A fast-paced, heart-wrenching paranormal thriller. Trance is addictive.”Lisa McMann, author of the NYT bestselling Wake Trilogy

“Great suspense and pitch-perfect dialogue.”—Lisa Klein, author of Ophelia, Two Girls of Gettysburg, & Cate of the Lost Colony

Flamingnet Top Choice Award Winner!
Death By Denim

Even though Aphra Connolly knows there are some very dangerous people on their tail when she met her mom, Natalie, in Paris, she envisioned the two of them strolling along the Champs-Elysées, sharing Nutella-smeared crepes and mother-daughter bonding. But the only strolling they’ve been doing is from one cheap hostel to another, and the “moments” they share consist of Natalie instructing Aphra on the finer points of anonymity and survival. When Natalie’s CIA contact in Paris is found floating in the Seine with a deadly message stuffed into his mouth, Aphra realizes that, like Seth Mulo and his family, she will never be able to stop running unless she confronts the situation head-on. Sneaking away from her mom and her CIA protector Ryan, Aphra tracks down a criminal mastermind in Italy, only to discover that Seth had the same idea, and her presence may have just put Seth in mortal danger...

“Heart-pounding… taut suspense.”—Booklist

“Fast and fun mystery to devour.”—Bookmuncher

“Nancy Drew meets ‘Alias.’”—Paddyfield

“Aphra is an engaging and lively narrator whose bravery and smarts readers will admire.”—Compulsive Reader

ALA Popular Paperback Nominee!
Death By Latte

It was only a few weeks ago that Aphra Connolly's life changed completely. She had been living a quiet existence on her father's secluded island resort, until Seth Mulo turned up and stole her heart . . . and provided information that led her to find her mom in Seattle. But the reunion isn't quite what she expected. Aphra's mom, Natalie, doesn't seem happy to see Aphra, and Natalie's boyfriend, Joe, insists that Aphra go home. Even worse, Seth shows up, only to ask her to return the ring he gave her the previous summer. At least Natalie's hunky neighbor is sympathetic. But when Joe is found dead at a nearby coffee shop, Aphra discovers her whole trip to Seattle has been based on a lie. And now someone just might be trying to kill her. . . .

“Strong writing and plenty of plot twists”—The Providence Journal

“High action and suspense”—Library Thing

“Great characters, plot twists, and non-stop action and excitement.”—YA Books Central

“You will be so engrossed in the twists and turns… you won’t want to stop reading”—Teen Reads Too

ALA Popular Paperback Nominee!
Literacy Lab Recommended Book
Death By Bikini

A day at the beach can be murder…

Aphra Behn Connolly has the type of life most teenage girls envy. She lives on a remote tropical island and spends most of her time eavesdropping on the rich and famous. The problem is that her family's secluded luxury resort allows few opportunities for her to make friends—much less to meet cute boys. So when a smoldering Seth Mulo turns up with his parents, she's immediately drawn to him. Sure, he's a little bit guarded, and sure his parents are rather cold, and okay he won't say a word about his past, but their chemistry is undeniable.

Then a famous rock star's girlfriend turns up dead on the beach—strangled by her own bikini top—and alarm bells sound. What exactly are Seth and his family hiding? And is it too great a coincidence that they turned up just one day before a murder? As Aphra digs into the mystery, she discovers that Seth and his family are in hiding from a dangerous terrorist organization. And, what's more, her mother—whom she hadn't heard from in years—might be involved. As the plot thickens, Aphra finds that danger lurks behind even the most unexpected of faces. . . .

“Secrets, killers, and one hot guy
Make the wrong friend and you die.”
—Cute and Cranky

“Fast, enjoyable read… packed with twists and turns on every page.”—The Page Flipper

“Moves at lightning fast speed.”—The Compulsive Reader

“Entertaining young adult mystery suspense thriller.”—Genre Go Round Reviews

Women Sports Foundation recommended read!
The Finnish Line
Students Across the Seven Seas

When Nordic ski jumper Maureen 'Mo' Clark sets off to study abroad in Finland, her goal is simple; to jump in the famous Lahti Ski Games and prove to her family and friends what she's made of. But simple turns complicated when her grades start to slip, her jumps don't measure up, and a good-looking gypsy-blood teammate offers his assistance—for a price. Amid the saunas and snow castles, the ice swimming and Northern lights, Mo discovers strength inside herself—her own Finnish sisu—that she never knew existed.

“Truly brings the world of ski jumping to life… the perfect blend of fun, sporting adventure and a compelling first-time romance. Convincing, intimate, stimulating!"
—Olympic Gold Medalist Nikki Stone

“Great job conveying Finnish culture. Makes the teen experience real…”
—Enduring Romance

“Fantastic, action-packed novel… interesting scenes and characters… just the right amount of romance.”
—Flamingnet Book Review

ALA Popular Paperback Nominee!
Now and Zen
Students Across the Seven Seas

Nori Tanaka is thrilled to be studying abroad in Tokyo, Japan, but it isn't exactly what she had imagined. She expected tranquil gardens and swoopy-roofed houses, not concrete and neon. And everyone assumes that, with her traditional Japanese features, she's a native instead of the naïve Japanese-American that she really is. Even Erik, a gorgeous German student, mistakes Nori for Japanese, and treats her like a personal tour guide. Nori is sure that he'll like her for who she is once he gets to know her, so what harm can come of temporarily pretending to be Japanese? It doesn't take long to realize that she has a lot to learn about Japan, and about herself, before she can pass for a native. But after exploring the karaoke clubs in Tokyo, the peaceful temples in Kyoto, and the tranquil heights of Mt. Fuji, Nori knows she has a good chance of finding the hidden Japanese spirit and Zen mindset within herself.

“Thoughtful and fun.”
—Kate Coombs, author of The Secret Keeper and Runaway Princess

“Fast-paced story line. Nori is a winner.”
—KC Dyer, author of Ms. Zephyr’s Notebook and the Eagle Glen Trilogy

“Great blend of fictional plot and cultural facts.”
—A Patchwork of Books

“Vivid and enriching sense of place… well crafted characters.”
—M Swist, American School in Japan


Dear Bully
Mind Rain
"The Innocent Bully"
"Conformity by Design"
edited by Megan Kelley Hall
HarperTeen 2011
edited by Ellen Hopkins
BenBella Books 2009

A New Dawn
The World of the
Golden Compass

"Dancing with Wolves"

"Bushido Bear"
edited by Ellen Hopkins
BenBella Books 2008
edited by Scott Westerfield
BenBella Books 2007

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