Laurie Faria Stolarz is the author of several popular young adult novels including the Touch series (the latest release of which isDeadly Little Voices), Project 17, and Bleed, (all published by Disney/Hyperion Books for Children), as well as the bestsellingBlue is for Nightmares series (Flux Publications). With more than a million books sold worldwide, Stolarz’s titles have been named on numerous award lists, including the Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers list and the Top Ten Teen Pick list, both through the American Library Association. Stolarz attended Merrimack College and received an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College in Boston. For more information, please visit her Web site at www.lauriestolarz.com.
Quirky writing habit: I often come up with ideas while I'm out and about, so it isn't uncommon for me to write on whatever's in front of me so that I don't lose the idea, i.e. napkins, sales receipts, tissue box, sticky notepad, box of crackers (or other snack container that happens to be in my car), etc., etc. I'll collect these items and take them into my office to transcribe on my computer.
Book Four in the Touch series.
High school junior Camelia thought her powers of psychometry only gave her the ability to sense the future through touch. But now she’s started to hear voices. Mean voices. Berating her, telling her how ugly she is, and that she’d be better off dead. It’s a troubling development that has Camelia terrified for her mental stability, especially since her deranged aunt with a suicidal history just moved into the family house. More torturing, ex-boyfriend Ben, who has similar psychometric abilities, has been spending more time with their classmate Alejandra, even as her own feelings for Adam grow stronger. Still, the bond between Camelia and Ben is palpable.
With the line between right and wrong fraying, Camelia turns to pottery to get a grasp on her emotions. She begins sculpting a beautiful figure skater, only to receive frightening premonitions that someone’s in danger. But who is the victim? And how can Camelia help them when she is on the brink of losing her own sanity?