SHORT BIO

Katie Alender is the author of The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall, Famous Last Words, Marie Antoinette: Serial Killer, and the Bad Girls Don’t Die series. Her next book, tentatively titled The Breaking Tide, is due in 2017 from Penguin Teen. She is a graduate of the Florida State University Film School and lives in Los Angeles with her husband, daughter, and two dogs. When she’s not writing novels, she can usually be found quilting, reading, eating delicious high-calorie foods, and hanging out with her friends (on very special occasions, she manages to do all of those things at once).

BOOKS, in publication order:

BAD GIRLS DON'T DIE (BAD GIRLS DON'T DIE #1) - 2009 - Hyperion
FROM BAD TO CURSED (BAD GIRLS DON'T DIE #2) - 2011 - Hyperion
AS DEAD AS IT GETS (BAD GIRLS DON'T DIE #3) - 2012 - Hyperion
Originally published in 2009, Bad Girls Don’t Die was selected for the Tayshas Reading List of the Texas Library Association, named to the New York Public Library’s 2010 Stuff for the Teen Age list, and is available through Scholastic book clubs. In 2013 it was awarded second place in the Minnesota Youth Reading Awards. As Dead As It Gets was a 2013 VOYA Perfect Ten.

MARIE ANTOINETTE, SERIAL KILLER - 2013 - Scholastic
A 2015 YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers

FAMOUS LAST WORDS - 2014 - Scholastic
A 2015 YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, and a 2014 VOYA Perfect Ten

THE DEAD GIRLS OF HYSTERIA HALL - 2015 - Scholastic

THE BREAKING TIDE - 2017 - Penguin Teen