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Mindy McGinnis

Biography

Mindy McGinnis

Mindy McGinnis is the author of THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES; NOT A DROP TO DRINK and its companion, IN A HANDFUL OF DUST; GIVEN TO THE SEA; and the Edgar Award–winning novel A MADNESS SO DISCREET. A magna cum laude graduate of Otterbein University with a BA in English literature and religion, Mindy lives in Ohio. You can visit her online at www.mindymcginnis.com.

Mindy McGinnis

Books by Mindy McGinnis

by Mindy McGinnis - Contemporary Fiction, Social Issues, Sports, Young Adult 13+

When a car crash sidelines Mickey just before softball season, she has to find a way to hold on to her spot as the catcher for a team expected to make a historic tournament run.The painkillers she’s been prescribed can help her get there. With a new circle of friends, Mickey finds peaceful acceptance, and people with whom words come easily, even if it is just the pills loosening her tongue. But as the pressure to be Mickey Catalan heightens, her need increases and it becomes less about pain and more about want, something that could send her spiraling out of control.

by Mindy McGinnis - Fiction, Mental Health, Mystery, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 14+
Sasha Stone knows her place --- first-chair clarinet, top of her class, and at the side of her Oxford-wearing boyfriend. She’s worked her entire life to ensure her path to Oberlin Conservatory as a star musician is perfectly paved. But suddenly there’s a fork in the road in the shape of Isaac Harver. Her body shifts toward him when he walks by, and her skin misses his touch even though she’s never known it. Why does he act like he knows her so well --- too well --- when she doesn’t know him at all?
by Mindy McGinnis - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+
Although she was born to save the kingdom by sacrificing herself to the rising sea, Khosa's marriage to King Vincent has redeemed her. As the Queen of Stille, she's untouchable. But being Queen hasn't stopped her heart from longing for the King's stepbrother, Donil. And it hasn't stopped her body from longing for the sea itself, which still calls for her. While Khosa is made to choose between loyalty and love, Dara is on a mission for vengeance. Years ago, the Pietra slaughtered the entire Indiri race, leaving only Dara and her twin, Donil, alive. 
by Mindy McGinnis - Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+
Khosa is Given to the Sea, a girl born to be fed to the water, her flesh preventing a wave like the one that destroyed the Kingdom of Stille in days of old. But she must produce an heir. Yet the thought of human touch sends shudders down her spine.  Vincent is third in line to inherit his throne. When Khosa arrives without an heir he knows his father will ensure she fulfills her duty, at whatever cost. Torn between protecting the throne he will someday fill, and the girl whose fate is tied to its very existence, Vincent’s loyalty is at odds with his heart. The tides are turning in Stille, where royals scheme, Pietrans march and the rising sea calls for its Given.
by Mindy McGinnis - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Three years ago, when her older sister, Anna, was murdered and the killer walked free, Alex uncaged the language she knows best --- the language of violence. While her own crime goes unpunished, Alex knows she can’t be trusted among other people. Not with Jack, the star athlete who wants to really know her but still feels guilty over the role he played the night Anna’s body was discovered. And not with Peekay, the preacher’s kid with a defiant streak who befriends Alex while they volunteer at an animal shelter. As their senior year unfolds, Alex’s darker nature breaks out, setting these three teens on a collision course that will change their lives forever.

by Mindy McGinnis - Fiction, Historical Thriller, Mystery, Young Adult 13+

Grace Mae is already familiar with madness when family secrets and the bulge in her belly send her to an insane asylum. When a visiting doctor interested in criminal psychology recognizes Grace’s brilliant mind beneath her rage, he recruits her as his assistant. Continuing to operate under the cloak of madness at crime scenes allows her to gather clues from bystanders who believe her less than human. But gruesome nights bring Grace and the doctor into the circle of a killer who will bring her shaky sanity and the demons in her past dangerously close to the surface.

by Mindy McGinnis - Dystopian, Fiction

Fans of classic frontier survival stories, as well as readers of dystopian literature, will enjoy this futuristic story in which water is worth more than gold. Teenager Lynn has been taught to defend her pond against every threat: drought, a snowless winter, coyotes, and, most importantly, people looking for a drink. She makes sure anyone who comes near the pond leaves thirsty or doesn't leave at all.