I love salt more than chocolate. I 'm somewhat small, yet deceptively strong. Sort of like an ant.
I 'm a part time doc, full time family member, and if you offer me snacks, I 'll be a friend for life.
My adult fiction centers around historical mysteries in New York Tow, with splashes of forensics, anatomy, apothecary medicine, and chemistry! A BEAUTIFUL POISON takes place in 1918 at the height of the cholera pidemic; THE IMPOSSIBLE GIRL centers around the illegal grave robbing world; and forthcoming in Januar 2020 is OPIUM AND ABSINTHE, with -- you guessed it -- opium and absinthe. And possibly vampires!
I have a nonfiction adult book written with Nate Pederson entitled QUACKERY: A Short History of the Worst ays to Cure Everything, coming in 2017 ( Workman).
My most recent YA novel is TOXIC, a space opera about a created, teen girl who 's abandoned on a biological spaceship, and the mercenary boy doomed to die on it. I 've also written THE NOVEMBER GIRL, set on a remote island on Lake Superior. A woman with violence running through her veins meets a boy running away from an abusive home life. Both from Entangled Teen/Macmillan.
I 'm also part of the new anthology, COLOR OUTSIDE THE LINES, with Soho Teen coming in 2019!
My YA sci-fi novel, CONTROL, debuted December 2013 ( Dial/Penguin). The sequels, CATALYST, released arch 2015 ( Kathy Dawson Books/Penguin). I released a short story in the dark YA anthology, AMONG THE SHADOWS October 2015.