YA Fiction

Dr. Offig's Lessons from the Dark Side by P.S. Gifford
Dr. Offig’s Lessons from the Dark Side

Some people are optimists and some people are pessimists, but Dr. Offig is a “gruesome-ist!” Visit him in his cluttered and curious office and he will surely tell you one of the wonderfully creepy stories he is famous for—the kind that makes your eyes bug out in disbelief, your skin shiver and crawl, and once in a while they might—just might I say—even make you laugh out loud. Continue reading

Cover Artwork for Seven Days to Goodbye by artist Stephanie Flint
Seven Days to Goodbye

After Trina’s beloved dog dies, she swears she’ll never get another one. But then she learns about service dogs, and realizes that if she becomes a Puppy Raiser, she could train puppy after puppy and never worry about them dying. But like all great ideas, this one has a serious flaw: her first service puppy must be returned to his kennel at the end of their week-long summer vacation… and saying goodbye to Sydney is going to be much tougher than she ever imagined. Continue reading

Sounds of Silence by Phillip Tomasso
Sounds of Silence

Twelve-year-old Marco Lippa is the star pitcher for his little league baseball team and does his best to lead his team to victory against their cross-town rivals, reveling in the cheering and applause. After one particular game, he becomes sick and is rushed to the hospital. Treated for meningococcal disease, Marco wakes up to discover that he is deaf—and all of his dreams seem to crumble. Continue reading

The Anthropologist's Daughter
The Anthropologist’s Daughter

How do you help someone who is grieving, when you are grieving yourself? After the death of her mother, ten-year-old Imogen Hearne’s father hides his grief by burying himself in his work at the university, while her sister vents her anguish by acting up and running off with friends — leaving Immy to fend for herself. Continue reading

The Celibate Succubus by Barton Paul Levenson
The Celibate Succubus

Can a demon aspire to salvation? “Team Packer” is a covert Catholic strike team against the supernatural with a secret weapon in its arsenal: 16-year-old Delilah Vincentio—the world’s only Christian succubus. Trained by demons to despise humanity and lead them into sin, her unprecedented capacity for mercy led to her expulsion from Hell—and an angelic referral to Team Packer. Continue reading

The Girl Who Flew Away cover artwork by Stephanie Flint
The Girl Who Flew Away

No good deed goes unpunished when freshman Steffie Brenner offers to give the awkward new neighbor girl a ride home after her first day at school. When her older sister Ali stops at a local park to apply for a job, Steffie and Madison slip out of the car for a walk—and Madison vanishes. Continue reading

The Last Stand of Daronwy
The Last Stand of Daronwy

The protector of the forest is an ancient oak tree called Daronwy, who has turned the forest’s pain into a dark magic that it hopes can keep the remaining trees safe from further harm. The spell worked, too—until a young boy from the nearby neighborhood is drawn to the wood in search of the magic he can sense but never find. Continue reading

The Scarred Letter by Val Muller
The Scarred Letter

Written by a veteran English teacher, The Scarred Letter weaves themes from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter into an accessible, intelligent tale of modern isolation and a young woman’s quest for truth and acceptance. Continue reading

Winner Take None
Winner Take None

Barking Rain Press, a non-profit fiction publisher, announced the paperback and eBook release of the rib-tickling YA historical novel “Winner Take None” by Placitas, New Mexico author Greg Comer. “Winner Take None” is Mr. Comer’s first published novel. Continue reading