From time to time I’ll branch out and include Colorado authors who write something other than mystery and suspense. Today I’ve chosen Amy Kathleen Ryan, author of Vibes, a Young Adult novel about a girl who can read minds. That’s how she knows everyone in her high school thinks she’s fat and disgusting, even Gusty, the popular boy she likes. If that wasn’t enough, she’s had to deal with her father moving out a couple of years earlier.
“Soon, a school project brings her together with Gusty, her father comes home and drops a bombshell, and a friend comes out of the closet, and suddenly she is left doubting that she can read people at all.” …..From Amy’s website
Released in October 2008 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Vibes received excellent reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, and BookList. You can read the praise about this book at Barnes & Noble Online. This is Amy’s second novel.
Amy Kathleen Ryan has an M.A. in English Literature and is active in program planning for Northern Colorado Writers. She does a wonderful job of keeping a low profile, so let’s surprise her by suddenly growing her Twitter following. She is @AmyKathleenRyan.