Happy Book Birthday TO #MURDERFUNDING and to Gretchen McNeil! One of my favorite authors has a new book out. #MURDERFUNDING is out from Disney/ Freeform today and I’m so excited.
Gretchen is one of the most badass horror writers out there. Not only is she a kick-ass writer, but she’s also insanely talented in a million different things. Here are the details of her latest release, #MURDERFUNDING.
#MURDERFUNDING, #MurderTrending #2
Publication Date: August 6, 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Thriller, Horror, Comedy
LIGHTS! CAMERA! EXECUTION!
WELCOME TO WHO WANTS TO BE A PANIAC?, the latest reality TV show on the hunt for the next big-hit serial killer. But don’t worry—no one is actually going to murder anyone, as real as the fake gore and pretend murder may appear . . . uh, right?
Seventeen-year-old Becca Martinello is about to find out. When her perfectly normal soccer mom dies in a car crash, a strange girl named Stef appears to let Becca know that her deceased mom was none other than one of Alcatraz 2.0’s most popular serial killers—Molly Mauler. Soon, Becca ends up on Who Wants to Be a Painiac? to learn the truth about her mom’s connection to Molly Mauler, but things turn sinister when people are murdered IRL. Will Becca uncover dark secrets and make it out of the deadly reality show alive? Or will she get cut?
About the Author
Gretchen McNeil is the author of the YA horror/suspense novels POSSESS, 3:59, RELIC, GET EVEN, GET DIRTY, and TEN (a YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, a Romantic Times Top Pick, and a Booklist Top Ten Horror Fiction for Youth) all with Balzer + Bray for HarperCollins. Gretchen’s first YA contemporary I’M NOT YOUR MANIC PIXIE DREAM GIRL, also with Balzer + Bray, hit shelves in 2016, and then she returned to her horror-comedy roots with #MURDERTRENDING (Barnes & Noble Best Books of 2018, ILA 2019 Young Adults’ Choices Reading List, YALSA’s 2019 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers, YALSA’s 2019 Teens’ Top Ten nominee) and the sequel #MURDERFUNDING for Disney/Freeform. The series will continue in 2020 with the companion novel NO ESCAPE.
Gretchen’s novels have been published internationally in Chinese, Spanish, Turkish, French, Thai, and Czech. Ten: Murder Island, the film adaptation of TEN starring China Anne McClain (Descendants 2, Black Lightning), Rome Flynn (The Bold and the Beautiful), and Callan McAuliffe (The Walking Dead, Flipped, I am Number Four), premiered on Lifetime in 2017. GET EVEN and GET DIRTY have been adapted as the series Get Even for BBC/Netflix, coming in 2020.