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Karen M. McManus

Kaitlyn Litchfield

Karen M. McManus is the author of the New York Times best-sellers "One of Us is Lying" and "Two Can Keep a Secret." Her work has been translated into 40 languages worldwide. Karen earned her BA in English from the College of the Holy Cross and her MA in journalism from Northeastern University, and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her son.

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Scheduled events:
Teen Audio Interview with Karen McManus
A small group of teens who have read this author's newest book will interview the author to create a podcast to post on the library website and the festival website.

AZPM - Teen Audio Interviews (not a public venue)
Sat, Mar 2, 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Children / Teens

Panelist: Karen McManus
Moderator: Amy Morris
Karen McManus
Two Can Keep a Secret - Echo Ridge is small-town America. Ellery's never been there, but she's heard all about it. Her aunt went missing there at age seventeen. And only five years ago, a homecoming queen put the town on the map when she was killed. Now Ellery has to move there to live with a grandmother she barely knows. The town is picture-perfect, but it's hiding secrets. And before school even begins for Ellery, someone has declared open season on homecoming, promising to make it as dangerous as it was five years ago. Then, almost as if to prove it, another girl goes missing. Ellery knows all about secrets. Her mother has them; her grandmother does too. And the longer she's in Echo Ridge, the clearer it becomes that everyone there is hiding something. The thing is, secrets are dangerous--and most people aren't good at keeping them. Which is why in Echo Ridge, it's safest to keep your secrets to yourself.

MOSTLY BOOKS, Booth #240 (Seats 1)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Children / Teens

Author: Karen McManus
Teen Worlds: A Carousel of YA Authors
Meet eight YA authors in 60 minutes. Each author will be at a table to talk about their latest book with a small group. Every eight minutes, each author will move to another table in our own version of author speed-dating.

Education Kiva 211 (Seats 200)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Tanaz Bhathena, Sara Holland, Karen McManus, Emma Mills, Kass Morgan, Shelley Sackier, Sonja Stone, Suzanne Young
Moderators: Janine Schall, Tracy Smiles
Heart-Stopping Thrillers: YA Characters Fighting to Survive
Experience the spine-tingling thrill of YA books in which characters must fight to survive and solve the mysteries that bring danger into their lives. Whether the setting is space, a fantasy world, the desert or a high school, these page-turners keep you at the edge of your seat.

Education Kiva 211 (Seats 200)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Robin LaFevers, Karen McManus, Kass Morgan, Sonja Stone
Moderator: Michelle Mohrweis

Two Can Keep a Secret
Children / Teens
Delacorte Press
January 2019
ISBN 9781524714727
336 pages
$19.99, INSTORE
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The New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying, Karen M. McManus, is back with an all-new, page-turning mystery perfect for fans of Riverdale! Echo Ridge is small-town America. More/less

One of Us Is Lying
Children / Teens
Delacorte Press
May 2017
ISBN 9781524714680
368 pages
$17.99, INSTORE
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"When the creator of a high school gossip app mysteriously dies in front of four high-profile students all four become suspects. More/less

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