YANOVCON 2017 Author Spotlight: GRETCHEN McNEIL

Today, we're thrilled to be telling you a little bit about one of our favorite authors, Gretchen McNeil, who will be attending YANOVCON 2017. We adore her books because she loves to walk on the dark side and write novels that are killing it with words...And then she wrote a snarky contemporary. LOVE.

Gretchen McNeil is the author of the standalone YA horror novels POSSESS, TEN (2013 YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, a Romantic Times Top Pick, a Booklist Top Ten Horror Fiction for Youth, a finalist for Washington state’s 2015 Evergreen Young Adult Book Award and Vermont’s 2014-2015 Green Mountain Book Award, and was nominated for “Best Young Adult Contemporary Novel of 2012″ by Romantic Times) and 3:59, as well as GET EVEN and GET DIRTY, part of her mystery/suspense series Don't Get Mad, all with Balzer + Bray for HarperCollins. In 2016, Gretchen will publish two novels: RELIC, a YA horror novel, with HarperCollins/EpicReads Impulse on March 8, 2016, and in the fall, I’M NOT YOUR MANIC PIXIE DREAM GIRL, her first YA contemporary, with Balzer + Bray. Gretchen also contributed an essay to the Dear Teen Me anthology from Zest Books.

Gretchen is a former coloratura soprano, the voice of Mary on G4's Code Monkeys and she sings with the LA-based circus troupe Cirque Berzerk. She is repped by Ginger Clark of Curtis Brown, Ltd. You can find Gretchen on Twitter, Facebook, and on her blog.

Have you RSVP'd to attend YANovCon 2017 yet? If not then you should. We hope to see you there on Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 1-5 pm at the Millbrae Library


  1. This author sounds amazing and so does this event! So wish I could be there. One of these days though. We've been planning a Bay Area trip for a while, since that's where the hubs is from. Great post as usual!

    1. There are some weeks that if you come, you could go to an event nearly every day ;)


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