Author Event: Alyson Gerber ("The Liars Society") and Karen McManus ("One of Us Is Lying")
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Alyson Gerber, author of Focused, Braced, and Taking Up Space, joins us for the launch of her new middle grade novel, The Liars Society. Alyson will be in conversation with Karen M. McManus. McManus is a #1 New York Times and international bestselling author of young adult thrillers, including the One of Us Is Lying series, which was turned into a television show on Peacock and Netflix, as well as the standalone novels Two Can Keep a Secret, The Cousins, You’ll Be the Death of Me, and Nothing More to Tell.
The event will be moderated by literary agent, Allison Remcheck of Stimola Literary Studio.
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ABOUT THE LIARS SOCIETY
"A spectacular mystery filled with prep school intrigue, generational secrets, and characters who find themselves caught in a high-stakes game of deception. You want to start this series now . . . trust me." —Christina Diaz Gonzalez
The Inheritance Games and One of Us is Lying for middle grade — beloved author Alyson Gerber's new series is an unforgettable mystery featuring a secret society, a mysterious island, and dangerous family secrets.
Weatherby is a fish out of water. When she lands a scholarship to the prestigious Boston School, she’s excited to be in the same world as her dad, whom she’s never met, and make real friends. But Weatherby has a secret she’ll risk everything to protect, one that could destroy her new life.
Every member of Jack’s wealthy and privileged family has made their mark at the Boston School. Everyone, that is, except for Jack, who is entirely mediocre. He’s desperate to prove his worth to his influential father. But Jack has a secret of his own . . . one with the power to ruin everything.
When the money for their school trip to a private island—exclusive to Boston students—is stolen, Jack and Weatherby are invited to play a high-stakes game and solve the mystery of the missing money. If they win, they’ll be selected to join the oldest, most powerful secret society in the world—and they’ll be Boston royalty forever. If they lose . . . well, they better not lose.
Beloved author Alyson Gerber crafts an unforgettable mystery that asks—are some secrets and lies impossible to overcome?
ABOUT ALYSON GERBER
Alyson Gerber is the author of critically acclaimed middle grade novels published by Scholastic. THE LIARS SOCIETY, her new middle grade mystery series set at a New England prep school, like KNIVES OUT for the whole family, launches February 6th.
Alyson is a graduate of two New England prep schools, has an MFA from The New School in creative writing, and now lives in New York City with her family.
Alyson’s books have a total of five starred reviews between them, have been nominated for eleven state book awards, are all Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selections, and have been picked as Best Books of the Year by many publications, including Today Show and Kirkus Reviews.
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ABOUT ONE OF US IS LYING
“Pretty Little Liars meets The Breakfast Club” (Entertainment Weekly) in this addictive mystery about what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive.
Pay close attention and you might solve this.
On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.
Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.
Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.
Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.
Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.
And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High's notorious gossip app.
Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention Simon's dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn't an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he'd planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who's still on the loose?
Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.
Stream the secrets of the Bayview Four in the One of Us is Lying tv series, now on Peacock!
ABOUT THE KAREN M. MCMANUS
Karen M. McManus is a #1 New York Times and international bestselling author of young adult thrillers. Her work includes the One of Us Is Lying series, which was turned into a television show on Peacock and Netflix, as well as the standalone novels Two Can Keep a Secret, The Cousins, You’ll Be the Death of Me, and Nothing More to Tell. Karen's critically acclaimed, award-winning books have been translated into forty-two languages and have sold more than seven million copies worldwide.
You can find Karen at @writerkmc on Twitter and Instagram.
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