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Yvonne Ventresca

Biography

Yvonne Ventresca

Yvonne Ventresca is a young adult author who likes writing about situations that scare her. PANDEMIC (Sky Pony Press, 2014), her debut novel, won a Crystal Kite Award from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators in 2015. Yvonne’s other credits include a short story in the YA dystopian anthology PREP FOR DOOM and two un-frightening nonfiction books. Besides writing, she enjoys Isshinryu karate, which she’s studied for the last 10 years. Yvonne resides with her family in Chatham, New Jersey.

Yvonne Ventresca

Books by Yvonne Ventresca

by Yvonne Ventresca - Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Her father died before she was born, but Ella Benton knows they have a supernatural connection. Since her mother discourages these beliefs, Ella keeps her cemetery visits secret. But Ella’s mother might be lying about how Dad died 16 years ago. After a lifetime of just the two of them, Mom suddenly feels like a stranger. When a handprint much like the one Ella left on her father’s tombstone mysteriously appears on the bathroom mirror, she wonders if Dad is warning her of danger as he did once before. If it’s not a warning, could her new too-good-to-be-true boyfriend be responsible for the strange occurrences? Or maybe it’s the grieving building superintendent whose dead daughter strongly resembles Ella? As the unexplained events become more frequent and more sinister, Ella becomes terrified about who --- or what --- might harm her.