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Marlene Perez

Biography

Marlene Perez

Marlene Perez is the author of paranormal and urban fantasy books, including the best-selling Dead Is series for teens. The first book in the series, DEAD IS THE NEW BLACK, was named an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers as well as an ALA Popular Paperback. DEAD IS JUST A RUMOR was on VOYA’s 2011 Best Science Fiction, Horror, & Fantasy List. 
Her novels have been featured in Girl’s Life, Seventeen, and Cosmopolitan. The Disney Channel has optioned the first three books in the Dead Is series for television.
 
She grew up in Story City, Iowa and is the youngest of twelve children. She lives in Orange County, California with her husband and children.

Marlene Perez

Books by Marlene Perez

by Marlene Perez - Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Paranormal, Young Adult 12+

The people of Nightshade, California, are dying in their sleep, and 15-year-old warrior Jessica Walsh is determined to find the killer...or killers. Nightshade is crawling with paranormal people like Jessica...and it’s possible that the anti-paranormal group the Scourge is back to get rid of them.