L.B. Schulman


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This past weekend, I took my oldest daughter to a high school drama competition. This was her second year competing. A brief psychological summary of said daughter: she typically doesn’t try very hard, because she hates to fail. “Mom,” she has said, “if you nag me to do my homework and I do it, you’ll just nag me more in the future.”

I’ve tried to move her beyond this mindset for years. At last year’s drama competition, she refused to work on her monologue during the two day competition. 



LEAGUE OF STRAYS is now available at most online booksellers, including my favorite indies:  Book Passage and Copperfield's Books. Here's what it's about: When Charlotte Brody, a lonely 17-year-old student at a new school, receives an invitation to join The League of Strays, she's intrigued by the group's promise of "instant friendship." The League does provide companionship--and even a love interest--but Charlotte grows increasingly uncomfortable with its sinister mission to seek revenge against the bullies of Kennedy High...For more information, please visit Book News, where I share my motivations and intentions in writing this book or visit my blog page. Thank you!


The Bad Boy Love Interest

Bad Boy Love Interest

League of Strays was mentioned in this recent article in the Guardian. I'm honored by the nod, as one of my goals in writing this book was to point out the often ignored truth--particlarly in teen fiction, but alas, in life as well--that bad boys can be rehabilitated and metamorphosized into loving partners. Um, not in my experience. Your thoughts?


Kade Harlin: Hot Sociopath? NOT

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If you decide to read League of Strays, I hope you will love it. Sounds obvious, coming from the author, but I have learned a lot through reading my reviews. I wasn’t expecting controversy when I wrote it, but it seems to have struck a chord in some readers. For every four or five star review on Goodreads, there seems to be a matching one or two star review.


About L.B.

I am L.B. Schulman, writer of middle-grade and young adult books, contemporary and fantasy. My debut novel, LEAGUE OF STRAYS, came out with Amulet Books, a division of Harry N. Abrams, Inc. on October 1st, 2012. I am represented by Ammi-Joan Paquette of the Erin Murphy Literary Agency. Thank you for visiting!
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