Friday, June 27 at 7PM

BookPeople Presents





The Murder Complex


Side Effects
May Vary


The Truth
About Alice


Wish You
Were Italian

Whoa, Nellie, we're packing a whole lot of YA buzz into one night! Four YA authors will be here to talk about their new books, the process of crafting Young Adult fiction & to take your questions! Lindsay Cummings will discuss her latest novel, The Murder Complex. Julie Murphy is here with Side Effects May Vary. Jennifer Mathieu is here with The Truth About Alice. Kristin Rae will discuss Wish You Were Italian. Phew! It's going to be a big night! Join us!

All about The Murder Complex
The Murder Complex is an action-packed, blood-soaked, futuristic debut thriller set in a world where the murder rate is higher than the birthrate. Meadow Woodson, a fifteen-year-old girl who has been trained by her father to fight, to kill, and to survive in any situation, lives with her family on a houseboat in Florida. The state is controlled by The Murder Complex, an organization that tracks the population with precision. The plot starts to thicken when Meadow meets Zephyr James, who is--although he doesn't know it--one of the MC's programmed assassins. Is their meeting a coincidence? Destiny? Or is it part of a terrifying strategy? And will Zephyr keep Meadow from discovering the haunting truth about her family? This is a dark and compelling debut novel that will appeal to fans of Moira Young's Dust Lands series, La Femme Nikita, and the movie Hanna.

LINDSAY CUMMINGS lives in Texas with her husband, two German shepherds, a wolf, and a draft horse named Dan the Man. The Murder Complex is her first book.


All about Side Effects May Vary

When sixteen-year-old Alice is diagnosed with leukemia, she vows to spend her final months righting wrongs. So she convinces her best friend to help her with a crazy bucket list that's as much about revenge as it is about hope. But just when Alice's scores are settled, she goes into remission, and now she must face the consequences of all she's said and done.

JULIE MURPHY lives in North Texas with her husband who loves her, her dog who adores her, and her cats who tolerate her. When she's not writing or trying to catch stray animals, Julie can be found in a library smelling old books and manning the reference desk.


All about The Truth About Alice

Everyone knows Alice slept with two guys at one party. When Healy High star quarterback, Brandon Fitzsimmons, dies in a car crash, it was because he was sexting with Alice. Ask anybody.  Rumor has it Alice Franklin is a slut. It's written all over the "slut stall" in the girls' bathroom: "Alice had sex in exchange for math test answers" and "Alice got an abortion last semester." After Brandon dies, the rumors start to spiral out of control. In this remarkable debut novel, four Healy High students tell all they "know" about Alice--and in doing so reveal their own secrets and motivations, painting a raw look at the realities of teen life. But in this novel from Jennifer Mathieu, exactly what is the truth about Alice? In the end there's only one person to ask: Alice herself.

JENNIFER MATHIEU started writing stories when she was in kindergarten and now teaches English to middle and high schoolers. She lives in Texas with her husband, her son, her dog, and two cats. Nothing bad has ever been written on the bathroom stall about Jennifer. At least she doesn't think so. The Truth About Alice is Jennifer's debut novel.
All about Wish You Were Italian: An If Only Novel

The summer before senior year of high school. It’s supposed to be one of the biggest summers of her life, but Pippa is headed to an art program she has no interest in. The one saving grace is it’s in Italy. And when the opportunity strikes, she decides to ditch the program and travel Italy accomplishing her own list of goals. Things like swimming in the Mediterranean Sea, eating a whole pizza in one sitting…and falling in love with an Italian boy!

KRISTIN RAE is a native Texan with a slight northern accent thanks to all of her relatives in Chicago and a slight obsession with Italy thanks to its awesomeness. She lives in Houston, Texas with her husband and two boxers, Duke and Mylie.

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Thank you for supporting Lindsay Cummings, Julie Murphy, Jennifer Mathieu, Kristin Rae & your local independent bookstore! 
Event date: 
Friday, June 27, 2014 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
78703-5413 Austin
The Murder Complex Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062220004
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: Greenwillow Books - June 10th, 2014

Side Effects May Vary Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062245359
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Published: Balzer + Bray - March 18th, 2014

The Truth About Alice: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781596439092
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - June 3rd, 2014

Wish You Were Italian: An If Only novel (If Only...) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781619632851
Availability: It's complicated, and may be unavailable. Place an order and we will contact you with the expected arrival date.
Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - May 6th, 2014

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