“Gretchen McNeil is a trained opera singer, former circus performer and voice over artist, and current author.” Known for I’m Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl, Relic, Get Even, and Ten, Gretchen is a highly praised and loved young adult author whose books range from contemporary to horror but always contain a sense of humor and at times snark. Gretchen will be here to sign her new book #MURDERTRENDING which, “follows a 17 year old falsely convicted of killing her stepsister and condemned to Alcatraz 2.0,” which has also recently had a sequel and a film production announced. “#MURDERTRENDING is a slick, sharp, darkly comedic thrill ride. #AMustRead.” —Lamar Giles, Edgar Award Nominated author of Fake I.D. Gretchen will be in thrilling conversation with Demetra Brodsky, author of Fantastic Firsts Pick Dive Smack, and there will be killer #MURDERTRENDING swag available for attendees.
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@doctorfusionbebop: Some 17 y. o. chick named Dee Guerrera was just sent to Alcatraz 2.0 for killing her stepsister. So, how long do you think she'll last?
@morrisdavis72195: I hope she meets justice She'll get what's coming to her BWAHAHA
@EltonJohnForevzz: Me? I think Dee's innocent. And I hope she can survive.
WELCOME TO THE NEAR FUTURE, where good and honest citizens can enjoy watching the executions of society's most infamous convicted felons, streaming live on The Postman app from the suburbanized prison island Alcatraz 2.0.
When seventeen-year-old Dee Guerrera wakes up in a haze, lying on the ground of a dimly lit warehouse, she realizes she's about to be the next victim of the app. Knowing hardened criminals are getting a taste of their own medicine in this place is one thing, but Dee refuses to roll over and die for a heinous crime she didn't commit. Can Dee and her newly formed posse, the Death Row Breakfast Club, prove she's innocent before she ends up wrongfully murdered for the world to see? Or will The Postman's cast of executioners kill them off one by one?
Theo Mackey only remembers one thing for certain about the fire that destroyed his home: he lit the match.
Sure, it was an accident. But the blaze killed his mom and set his dad on a path to self-destruction. Everything else about that fateful night is full of gaping holes in Theo's mind, for good reason. Maybe it's better that way. As captain of the Ellis Hollow Diving Team, with straight A's and solid friends, he's only one semester away from securing a scholarship, and leaving his past behind.
But when a family history project gets assigned at school, new memories come rushing to the surface, memories that make Theo question what he really knows about his family, the night of the fire, and if he can trust anyone--including himself.