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Shirley Reva Vernick


Shirley Reva Vernick

Shirley Reva Vernick grew up in Massena, New York --- the very place where her debut novel THE BLOOD LIE takes place. She now lives with her husband, two daughters, and two frisky dogs in Amherst, Massachusetts. In addition to running a popular storytelling website,, Shirley’s writing has appeared in Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Ladies’ Home Journal, national newspapers, and the publications of Harvard, Johns Hopkins and Boston Universities.

Shirley Reva Vernick

Books by Shirley Reva Vernick

by Shirley Reva Vernick - Fiction, Holiday, Young Adult 12+

Twelve-year-old Danny Woo had an unusual childhood. His parents were the star performers in the Mysterium circus --- and they taught Danny plenty of tricks. But his parents' skills couldn't save them from dying in a suspicious fire. Now Danny and his aunt Laura, a journalist, are heading to Hong Kong so Laura can research the dangerous gang called the Black Dragon. Almost immediately, she's kidnapped and Danny realizes that the gang may be connected to his family's past. With the help of an old friend, Danny tries to free his aunt, and he uses every trick he knows to face off against the international criminal network that might be responsible for his parents' deaths.

by Shirley Reva Vernick - Fiction

Johnny's plans fly out the window when he finds out his single mother is leaving town for the summer. He can live with his Aunt Collette but only on the condition that he "help out with" his autistic older cousin, Remember. Johnny's premonitions of disaster appear at first to come to cringeworthy fruition, but when the two boys save a bully from drowning, salvage the pizzeria guy's romance, and share girl troubles, Johnny ends up having the summer of his life.