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L.B. Schulman


A New YA: Arriving fall 2017!

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It's true! After years working on my latest young adult novel, I am pleased to announce that STOLEN SECRETS (working title) has been bought by Boyds Mills Press. My new editor is Mary Colgan. I am very excited to present it to the world, as it's been an idea churning in my head for more years than most of my readers have been alive. Here's what it's about....STOLEN SECRETS follows 16-year-old Livvy Newman, who discovers a grandmother she thought was dead when her tight-lipped mother moves the family across country to San Francisco. Livvy and her new friend, Franklin D., determined to unravel the secrets behind her grandmother's past before Alzheimers takes over, discover that the truth could not only impact Livvy's family, but the world.



LEAGUE OF STRAYS is now available at most online booksellers, including my favorite indies:  Book Passage and Copperfield's Books, as well as Amazon.com. 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.


Kade Harlin: Hot Sociopath? NOT

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Why does League of Strays divide readers into those who love the book and those who don't? Now there's a question I dwelled on for quite some time. I never knew it would be controversial when I wrote it. I was completely shocked by the emotional tsunami that followed my debut novel's publication. And over time, a bit pleased, too. For me, it meant I had written something that struck an emotional chord.


Blog: Don't Tell Me the News!

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On Facebook this morning, I read a link about the perils of sugar. I now can add that to my knowledge about evil carbs, too much or too little protein, the dangers of fat around the middle (and everywhere else), and how diet soda creates mutant cells, and so on.

In the category of stuff that’s bad for you, how come no one mentions the news? I’ve taken to checking in with CNN.com first thing in the morning. The headlines are always alarming, and I wonder about opening my brain to them, even before I’ve fully woken up.


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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