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Astrid Scholte

Raised on a diet of Spielberg, Lucas and Disney, Astrid Scholte knew she wanted to be surrounded by all things fantastical from a young age. She’s spent the last ten years working in film, animation and television as both an artist and manager. Career highlights include working on James Cameron’s Avatar, Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin and George Miller’s Happy Feet Two. She’s a visual writer and aims to capture the vivid stories that play like movies in her head. When she’s not writing, she’s painting her favorite fictional characters and obliging her furry overlords, Lilo and Mickey. Four Dead Queens is her debut novel.

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2020 YA Sneak Peek!

Hello and WELCOME to the 2020 YA sneak peek! We’re talking all early info on upcoming 2020 books we cannot WAIT for!   All the Days Past, All the Days to Come by Mildred D. Taylor – January 7, 2020 The saga of the Logan family–made famous in the Newbery Medal-winning Roll of Thunder, Hear My … Continued
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Top 5 Writing Tips…from Debut Authors!

Any aspiring writers out there? We see you! And we something super exciting to share today. You’ve probably noticed a lot of amazing debuts hitting shelves this year. In fact, had a whole #NewBooksNewVoices celebration! Now, those authors are here to share with you their absolute BEST writing tips!   Laura Sibson, author of The Art of … Continued
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Books to add to your summer TBR ASAP

If you are COUNTING. DOWN. THE. DAYS. until summer then you’re not alone, and we’ve got some reads you should add to your summer TBR asap.   If I’m Being Honest by Austin Siegemund-Broka and Emily Wibberley This is THE SUMMER READ. If you’re packing up to go to the beach, you had best make … Continued
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Meet the Author: Astrid Scholte!

This summer on Penguin Teen, we’re celebrating all the amazing debut books hitting shelves and the incredible authors who wrote them! This week we’re reading Astrid Scholte’s Four Dead Queens. Astrid Scholte’s debut made QUITE the splash last February, and now she’s here to tell you all about it herself!   Hello! I’m Astrid Scholte and my debut … Continued
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Four Dead Queens: the PLAYLIST!

Let’s face it. Sometimes, you’re reading an epic mystery fantasy and you just need to jam. As it turns out, Astrid Scholte author of Four Dead Queens feels the same way, and she’s shared her playlist with us! Although she’s not one for writing to music, she certainly knows how to build the perfect Four Dead Queens reading atmosphere. Scroll … Continued
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Here are 13 of the most gorgeous covers we’ve seen so far this year

Shoutout to all the cover designers giving us more excuses to hoard multiple copies of one book. PREPARE YOUR EYEBALLS for 13 of the most stunning covers you will see this year:   1. War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi About the book: The year is 2172. Climate change and nuclear disasters have rendered much of earth … Continued
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6 Books to Hold You Over Until the Hunger Games Prequel!

With news breaking that Suzanne Collins is going back to the Hunger Games and releasing a prequel set 64 years before the first book in Katniss Everdeen’s journey, we’re suddenly full of “volunteer as tribute” nostalgia! But with May 2020 so far away, these reads are the perfect warm up to a dystopian future. So, … Continued
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Royal Fantasy MUST Reads!

Ok, ok, ok, is it really surprising that we all continue to be obsessed with kings, queens, kingdoms, and magical ongoings of all sorts? We grow up playing in imaginary castles and then BOOM, we’re just expected to give that up to be adults, make doctors appointments, buy groceries, and do laundry? Ha. No. Welcome to … Continued
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8 things you DIDN’T know about Four Dead Queens

Author Astrid Scholte is here to tell you 8 things you didn’t know about Four Dead Queens! Four Dead Queens is an enthralling fast-paced royal murder mystery where competing agendas collide with deadly consequences. We hope you enjoy these special easter eggs!   8 things you didn’t know about Four Dead Queens  by Astrid Scholte   … Continued
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