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Trisha Leaver: Trisha Leaver

Teen writer of contemporary fiction, psychological horror, and science fiction.


Trisha Leaver


June 2015


Trisha Leaver
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Trisha Leaver lives on Cape Cod with her husband, three children, and one rather irreverent black lab. She is a chronic daydreamer who prefers the cozy confines of her own imagination to the mundane routine of everyday life. She writes Young Adult Contemporary fiction, Psychological Horror and Science Fiction and is published with FSG/ Macmillan, Flux/Llewellyn and Merit Press.


On The Secrets We Keep:

"Readers will be caught up in the very real grief that Ella feels at losing her sister, as well as her desperation to keep her secret. The final pages are not terribly surprising, but watching Ella grapple with questions about life, death, and love makes for rewarding reading."
—Publishers Weekly

"Leaver's brilliant novel is the high school version of What Happened to Janie? The compelling premise will attract readers and the strong characterization will keep them enthralled."
—VOYA, ***Starred Review***

On Creed:

"...Leaver and Currie do the best thing horror authors can do, presenting protagonists who make smart choices, over and over, but to no avail. Now that's scary."

"A dark, disturbing story that will appeal to teens on the cusp of reading Stephen King…VERDICT A fine choice for teens who crave horror."
—School Library Journal

"Debut authors Leaver and Currie make an auspicious foray into YA horror… The authors create a believably desperate and terrifying situation for their characters, and Dee's history of physical and sexual abuse adds another layer of terror to this suspenseful and sporadically gory thriller."
—Publishers Weekly

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