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Experience the darker side of YA as 13 authors explore the places others prefer to leave among the shadows.
Experience the darker side of YA as 13 authors explore the places others prefer to leave among the shadows.
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When Kate, Mindy, and I (I'm Demitria...hi!) decided to compile a short story collection, we started by asking a few of our favorite YA authors to be a part of the AMONG THE SHADOWS anthology. The response was incredible and things quickly snowballed. Now we have all thirteen of our authors, three dedicated editors, cover art, and a team of support ready to make this book happen.

We have a ton of great incentives at every pledge level. If you'd like to add on a digital copy of AMONG THE SHADOWS, just add $5 to your pledge amount. For a pre-release paperback copy, add $10 (plus $3 shipping to the U.S., $15 shipping international.) For an AMONG THE SHADOWS t-shirt add $20 (plus $3 shipping to the U.S., $15 shipping international.)

AMONG THE SHADOWS will release September 14th. Thank you for all your support!

Meet Our Authors


Beth Revis

Beth Revis is the NY Times bestselling author of the Across the Universe series. The complete trilogy is now available in more than 20 languages. A native of North Carolina, Beth is also the author of the new science fiction novel for teens, The Body Electric, as well as several science fiction short stories.

Justina Ireland

Justina Ireland enjoys dark chocolate, dark humor, and is not too proud to admit that she’s still afraid of the dark. She lives with her husband, kid, and dog in Pennsylvania. She is the author of VENGEANCE BOUNDand PROMISE OF SHADOWS.Visit her at JustinaIreland.com.

Lydia Kang

Lydia Kang is an author of young adult fiction, poetry, and narrative non-fiction. She graduated from Columbia University and New York University School of Medicine, and is a practicing physician who helps fellow writers achieve medical accuracy in fiction. Her debut YA novel, CONTROL (Dial/Penguin), was a Top Pick by RT Book Reviews and a YALSA 2015 Quick Pick. The sequel, CATALYST (Kathy Dawson Books/Penguin), releases on March 24, 2015.

Kelly Fiore

Kelly Fiore has a BA in English from Salisbury University and an MFA in Poetry from West Virginia University. She received an Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council in 2005 and 2009. Kelly’s poetry has appeared in Small Spiral Notebook, Samzidada, Mid Atlantic Review, Connotation Press, and the Grolier Annual Review. Her books include Taste Test and Just Like the Movies, both from Bloomsbury USA and the forthcoming Thicker than Water from HarperTeen in 2016.

Phoebe North

Phoebe North is the author of STARGLASS and STARBREAK, available from Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. She lives in the Hudson Valley with her daughter, her husband, and her cat.


Joelle Charbonneau

Joelle Charbonneau has performed in opera and musical theatre productions across Chicagoland. She now teaches private voice lessons and is the author of the New York Times and USA Today best selling THE TESTING trilogy (THE TESTING, INDEPENDENT STUDY and GRADUATION DAY) as well as two adult mystery series. Her YA books have appeared on the Indie Next List, on the YALSA Top 10 books for 2014 as well as the YALSA Quick Picks for reluctant readers as well as state reading lists across the country.Her next stand alone YA thriller, NEED, will hit shelves in Fall of 2015.

Geoffrey Girard

Geoffrey Girard writes thrillers, historicals, dark fantasy, young adult novels, and short speculative fiction. First appearing in WRITERS OF THE FUTURE in 2003, Geoffrey has since sold more than sixty short stories, including the TALES OF… series, a collection of original tales based on U.S. history and folklore. His novels include CAIN’S BLOOD, a techno thriller, and PROJECT CAIN, a Stoker–nominated YA companion novel, both published by Simon & Schuster in 2013 and translated into several languages. Geoffrey graduated from Washington College with a literature degree and has an MA in Creative Writing from Miami University. He is the Department Chair of English at a private boys’ school in Cincinnati.

Gretchen McNeil

Gretchen McNeil is the author of YA horror novels POSSESS, TEN, and 3:59, as well as the new mystery/suspense series Don't Get Mad, beginning in 2014 with GET EVEN and continuing in 2015 with GET DIRTY, all with Balzer + Bray for HarperCollins.In 2016, Gretchen will publish two novels: RELIC, a YA horror novel, and MANIC PIXIE DREAM GIRL, her first YA contemporary.Gretchen also contributed an essay to the Dear Teen Me anthology from Zest Books.

R.C. Lewis

R.C. Lewis has taught math to teenagers for over ten years, including several where she found calculus is just as fun in American Sign Language. After a lifetime of thinking she didn't have an ounce of creativity, she realized she just needed to switch to metric. When she escapes the classroom, she writes geek-infused YA like Stitching Snow (2014, Hyperion) and Spinning Starlight (2015, Hyperion).

Lenore Appelhans

Lenore Appelhans is the author of two dark sci-fi novels, The Memory of After and Chasing Before, a short story collection called The Best Things in Death, as well the humorous picture book Chick-O-Saurus Rex. She will graduate with an MFA in creative writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts in July 2016. Lenore loves to travel, so you can often find her on planes - at least until she learns how to teleport.

Meet Our Author/Editors

Kate Karyus Quinn

Kate Karyus Quinn is an avid reader and menthol chapstick addict. She has lived in California and Tennessee, but recently made the move back to her hometown of Buffalo, New York, with her husband and two children in tow. She promised them wonderful people, amazing food, and weather that would... build character. She is the author of ANOTHER LITTLE PIECE and (DON'T YOU) FORGET ABOUT ME both from HarperTeen.

Mindy McGinnis

Mindy McGinnis is a YA author who has worked in a high school library for thirteen years. Her debut, NOT A DROP TO DRINK, a post-apocalyptic survival story set in a world with very little freshwater, has been optioned for film my Stephanie Meyer's Fickle Fish Films. The companion novel, IN A HANDFUL OF DUST was released in 2014. Look for her Gothic historical thriller, A MADNESS SO DISCREET in October of 2015 from Katherine Tegen Books. 

Demitria Lunetta

Demitria Lunetta is the author of the YA Sci-fi duology, IN THE AFTER and IN THE END. She holds a BA in Human Ecology and has spent countless hours studying the many ways in which people are capable of bringing about their own destruction. In case the end is near, she always carries a good book and a chocolate bar--the two items essential for post-apocalyptic survival.

Risks and challenges

As with any project, there is a chance of delay, but we've done everything we can to mitigate this possibility. We have our authors, our editors, our cover, and are securing funding months in advance and should be on track for our September 14 release date. If any unforeseen issues arise that cause a delay in publication, all Kickstarter backers will be alerted at once and will be updated on any new developments.

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