Teen Read Week 2017: Author Chat with Monica Murphy (Pretty Dead Girls), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Monica Murphy (Pretty Dead Girls)

as part of YABC's Teen Read Week!

Read on for more about Monica, her novel, plus a giveaway!

 

 

 

Meet Monica Murphy!

 

Monica Murphy is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules series. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and has sold over one million copies worldwide. She is a traditionally published author with Bantam/Random House and Harper Collins/Avon, as well as an independently published author. She writes new adult, young adult and contemporary romance. She is also USA Today bestselling romance author Karen Erickson.

She is a wife and a mother of three who lives with her family in central California on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere, along with their one dog and too many cats. A self-confessed workaholic, when she’s not writing, she’s reading or hanging out with her husband and kids. She’s a firm believer in happy endings, though she will admit to putting her characters through many angst-filled moments before they finally get that hard won HEA.

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Meet Pretty Dead Girls!

 
 

Beautiful. Perfect. Dead.

They’re arranged in a particular way. Their faces turned at the most flattering angles, their designer clothes immaculate, as immaculate as their carefully made-up faces. Only the slash of blood across their necks mars the perfect surface. Only the vacant stare in their eyes indicates they’re dead.

The most popular girls in school are going down, and Penelope Malone is terrified she’s next. All the victims so far have been linked to Penelope—and to the mysterious loner boy from her physics class. The one with the lopsided smirk and intense stare that’s almost…cute? Even though she’s not sure she can trust him, she reluctantly agrees to work with him to figure out what’s happening. All while trying to stay one step ahead of the brutal serial killer on the loose.

But this killer won't be satisfied until every beautiful, popular girl in the senior class is dead—especially Penelope. And the killer is closer than she thinks...

 

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~ Interview for Teen Read Week ~

 

YABC:  What current YA book would you recommend to your teenage self?

I would totally recommend ONE OF US IS LYING by Karen M. McManus - wow that book is SO INCREDIBLY GOOD. I loved every minute of it, the story kept me guessing the entire time and the romance between Nate and Bronwen made me swoon (Nate is my current favorite YA hero). I would totally re-read this book. I read it in digital format and recently went to the bookstore and bought it in hardback too. I love it that much.

 

YABC:  Which social media site do you wish had been available to you as a teen and why?

Snapchat! I'm on there right now and I keep streaks with my daughter's friends. It's a great way for me to communicate with them too (yes, they actually want to talk to me LOL). My daughter and son are connected to so many of their friends (and sometimes people they're not that good of friends with), and that's where so many things happen. But let's be honest - some of these things are good, and some aren't so good. Like when I was in high school, if someone broke up with you via a note, that was pretty low. With social media, it's okay to get together, break up, fight, etc. all online. It's weird to me! If you're gonna break up with someone, you should at least do it to their face...but maybe I'm old school. ;)

 

YABC:  What advice would you give teens who might want to be a writer?

First, I'd tell them to never, ever give up. I'm not a dream crusher. I feel like my dream job came true and I can't discourage anyone from chasing after their goals -- I 100% believe in them. I've wanted to be a writer since I was a teen, and I know my teen self would be so thrilled that I actually made it come true.

My main bit of advice would be to finish the book. I dabbled for years, writing scenes here and there. Once I actually finished a book (and it was awful, let me tell you), I felt like I accomplished something. That's huge. It gave me the courage to keep on writing and keep trying. 

Last, I would say never stop learning about your craft. You need to keep growing as a writer. I've been at this for a long time, and I'm always striving to learn something new. I like listening to craft workshops on audio, I like reading articles on writing. I've never hit a point in my career where I think, "Okay, I know EXACTLY what I'm doing." There's always self doubt - but that doesn't stop me from writing.

As Journey would say, "Don't stop believing." ;) 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Pretty Dead Girls

By: Monica Murpy

Publisher: Entangled Teen

Release Date: January 2nd, 2018

 

 

 

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Comments 5

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Lily M. on Tuesday, 24 October 2017 05:12

Sounds good ??

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Sounds good ??
Danielle Hammelef on Sunday, 12 November 2017 10:43

My favorite book as a teen was Little Women.

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My favorite book as a teen was Little Women.
Kelly G on Sunday, 12 November 2017 23:18

My favorite book as a teenager was Leftovers by Laura Weiss.

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My favorite book as a teenager was Leftovers by Laura Weiss.
Penny Olson on Monday, 13 November 2017 00:08

I liked The Handmaid's Tale, To Kill a Mockingbird and Brave New World.

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I liked The Handmaid's Tale, To Kill a Mockingbird and Brave New World.
wendy rinebold on Tuesday, 14 November 2017 21:38

I loved Lord of the Flies as a teen.

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I loved Lord of the Flies as a teen.

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