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Mindy McGinnis
Mindy McGinnis is an Edgar Award-winning author and assistant teen librarian who lives in Ohio. She graduated from Otterbein University with a degree in English Literature and Religion, and sees nothing wrong with owning nine cats. Two dogs balance things out nicely.She is the author of A MADNESS... show more



Mindy McGinnis is an Edgar Award-winning author and assistant teen librarian who lives in Ohio. She graduated from Otterbein University with a degree in English Literature and Religion, and sees nothing wrong with owning nine cats. Two dogs balance things out nicely.She is the author of A MADNESS SO DISCREET which won the 2016 Edgar Award for Young Adult Fiction, as well as the post-apocalyptic duo NOT A DROP TO DRINK and IN A HANDFUL OF DUST, the first of which has been optioned for film by Fickle Fish Films.Her first contemporary, THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES releases in September of 2016, followed by the first in a fantasy duology, GIVEN TO THE SEA, releasing on April 11, 2017.Mindy runs a blog for aspiring writers at Writer, Writer Pants on Fire, which features interviews with agents, established authors, and debut authors. Learn how they landed their agents, what the submission process is really like, and how it feels when you see your cover for the first time. Mindy does query critiques every Saturday on the Saturday Slash for those who are brave enough to volunteer.

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My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it 2 years ago
I can’t believe I haven’t written this review yet. This book pulled me in and swallowed me whole! It had that spiral effect and as I saw Mickey spiraling down and down, I wanted to just cry. As I flipped the pages, I found myself yelling, cursing, and shaking my head at her because she was sinking a...
Robin Loves Reading
Robin Loves Reading rated it 2 years ago
Through no fault of her own Grace Mae is trapped in an asylum. She is pregnant with her father's baby and that is the only reason she is there. She is trapped in another way as well. She will not speak. Things go from bad to worse for Grace when she finally does speak. Not only does she use her vo...
Robin Loves Reading
Robin Loves Reading rated it 2 years ago
Through no fault of her own Grace Mae is trapped in an asylum. She is pregnant with her father's baby and that is the only reason she is there. She is trapped in another way as well. She will not speak. Things go from bad to worse for Grace when she finally does speak. Not only does she use her vo...
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it 3 years ago
Lynn was nine the first time she killed to protect the pond, the sweet smell of water luring the man to be picked off like the barn swallows that dared to swoop in for a drink. - first sentence I couldn't wait to see how this one would end. It is the story of a young girl raised in the wilderness...
Line Bookaholic
Line Bookaholic rated it 3 years ago
This is the second and final book in the Not A Drop to Drink series. I read the first book not so long ago and wanted to go on with this duology because I rather enjoyed the first one. This one takes place a few years after the end of book 1. I think Not A Drop To Drink could have been a standalon...
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