Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Amelia Atwater-Rhodes has been publishing young adult novels since she was 14 years old.  Since then, she has published thirteen novels, eight in the Den of Shadows series and five in the Kiesha’ra series.

Quirky Writing Habit: 
One quirky writing habit I have is my inability to write if I don’t have plenty of distractions. Outside of my “office” at home (which is in the dining room, so everyone else in the house wanders by regularly!) I love working in places like Starbucks, where there is plenty of noise and many people to watch. I also need to be online--I never realize how often I go on Google while working until my internet goes down and I lose all ability to write!

The rich stew of the author's creations—SingleEarth, vampires, shapeshifters, Tristes, the Bruja Guilds—are at full boil here in the story of two 20-ish young women trying to out run their very different pasts, and figure out where they fit in and who they might become. Each has landed in a more "normal" place, and each wonders if, like a tattoo that can't be covered up, they can ever really fit into "normal."