Yvonne Ventresca’s latest YA psychological thriller, Black Flowers, White Lies (Sky Pony Press, 2016) won a National IPPY Gold Medal for YA fiction in 2017. Her debut novel, Pandemic, won a Crystal Kite Award from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Yvonne’s other work includes two nonfiction books and several short stories selected for anthologies such as Hero Lost: Mysteries of Death and Life. She loves a good ghost story and studies Isshinryu karate in a haunted dojo. You can learn more about her books on her website, where she also features resources for teen writers.