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Suzanne Young

Biography

Suzanne Young

Originally from New York, Suzanne Young moved to Arizona to pursue her dream of not freezing to death. She currently resides in Tempe, where she teaches high school English. When not writing obsessively, Suzanne can be found searching her own tragic memories for inspiration.

Suzanne Young

Books by Suzanne Young

by Suzanne Young - Family Life, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Savvy’s struggling to take care of her brother since her mom left years ago, and her alcoholic dad can’t be bothered. Life with Evan, her disabled brother, is a constant challenge, but he’s also the most important person in the world to Savvy. Then there’s Camero. Cameron seems determined to break through every one of the walls Savvy’s built around herself, except if she lets herself trust him, it could make everything she’s worked so hard for fall apart in an instant. And with her aunt seeking custody of her brother and her ex-boyfriend seeking revenge, Savvy’s fighting to hold all the pieces together.

by Suzanne Young - Mystery, Romance, Social Issues, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 14+, Youth Fiction

In a world before The Program…Quinlan McKee has spent her life acting as other people. She was a closer --- a person hired to play the role of the recently deceased in order to give their families closure. Through this process, Quinn learned to read people and situations, even losing a bit of herself to do so. But she couldn’t have guessed how her last case would bring down her entire world. The only person Quinn trusts is Deacon, her best friend and the love of her life. Except Deacon’s been keeping secrets of his one, so Quinn must set out alone to find Arthur Pritchard, the doctor who’s been trying to control her life. The journey brings Quinn to Arthur’s daughter, Virginia, who tells Quinn the truth about Pritchard’s motives. The former closer will start to see that she is the first step in fighting an epidemic.But Quinlan doesn’t want to be a cure. anymore.

by Suzanne Young - Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction

When Audrey Casella arrives for an unplanned stay at the grand Hotel Ruby, she’s grateful for the detour. Just months after their mother’s death, Audrey and her brother, Daniel, are on their way to live with their grandmother, dumped on the doorstep of a DNA-matched stranger because their father is drowning in his grief. Audrey and her family only plan to stay the night, but life in the Ruby can be intoxicating. However, the hotel proves to be as strange as it is beautiful. The more Audrey learns about the new people she’s met, the more her curiosity grows. She’s torn in different directions --- the pull of her past with its overwhelming loss, the promise of a future that holds little joy, and an in-between in a place that is so much more than it seems…

by Suzanne Young - Family, Fiction, Mental Health, Young Adult 14+

Quinlan McKee is a closer. Since the age of seven, Quinn has held the responsibility of providing closure to grieving families with a special skill --- she can “become” anyone.Quinn is hired by families to take on the short-term role of a deceased loved one between the ages of fifteen and twenty. But to do her job successfully, she can’t get attached. Now seventeen, Quinn is deft at recreating herself, sometimes confusing her own past with those of the people she’s portrayed. When she’s given her longest assignment, playing the role of Catalina Barnes, Quinn begins to bond with the deceased girl’s boyfriend. But that’s only the beginning of the complications, especially when Quinn finds out the truth about Catalina’s death. And the epidemic it could start.

by Suzanne Young - Young Adult 14+

 

Sloane and James are on the run after barely surviving the suicide epidemic and The Program. But they’re not out of danger. Huge pieces of their memories are still missing, and although Sloane and James have found their way back to each other, The Program isn’t ready to let them go.

by Cat Patrick and Suzanne Young - Youth Fiction
Caroline is at a crossroads. Her grandmother is sick, maybe dying. With the pressure building, all Caroline wants to do is escape. So when Caroline’s best friend offers to take her to a party one fateful Friday night, she must choose: Stay by Gram’s side for what might be her final hours, or go to the party and live her life. The consequences of this one decision will split Caroline’s fate into two separate paths --- and she is about to live them both.
by Suzanne Young

In Sloane’s world, true feelings are forbidden, teen suicide is an epidemic and the only solution is The Program. With suicide now an international epidemic, one outburst could land her in The Program, the only proven course of treatment. She also knows that everyone who’s been through The Program returns as a blank slate. Because their depression is gone --- but so are their memories.