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John Corey Whaley

Biography

John Corey Whaley

John Corey Whaley is an American Young Adult author from Louisiana.

His first novel, WHERE THINGS COME BACK is a finalist for the 2012 William C. Morris YA Debut Award.

Whaley was named a Spring 2011 Flying Start Author by Publishers Weekly as well as a Top Ten New Voice for Teens by the ABC Children's Group at ALA and a Spring 2011 Okra Pick from the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance. WHERE THINGS COME BACK has also been nominated for the American Library Association's Best Fiction for Young Adults 2012.

Whaley was recently selected by the National Book Foundation as a Top 5 Under 35 author, making him the first YA author to be awarded the honor.

Whaley studied English and writing at Louisiana Tech University and later earned a Master's in English Education.

To learn more about John Corey Whaley and WHERE THINGS COME BACK, visit www.johncoreywhaley.com

John Corey Whaley

Books by John Corey Whaley

by John Corey Whaley - Gay & Lesbian, Mental Health, Young Adult 13+, Youth Fiction

Sixteen-year-old Solomon is agoraphobic. He hasn’t left the house in three years, which is fine by him. Ambitious Lisa desperately wants to get into the second-best psychology program for college (she’s being realistic). But how can she prove she deserves a spot there? Solomon is the answer. Determined to “fix” Sol, Lisa thrusts herself into his life, introducing him to her charming boyfriend Clark and confiding her fears in him. Soon, all three teens are far closer than they thought they’d be, and when their facades fall down, their friendships threaten to collapse, as well.

by John Corey Whaley - Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Travis Coates has a good head…on someone else’s shoulders. At some point or another, his head got chopped off and shoved into a freezer in Denver, Colorado. Five years later, it was reattached to another guy’s body, and well, here he is. He’s still 16, but everything and everyone around him changed. If the new Travis and the old Travis find a way to exist together, there are going to be a few more scars.

by John Corey Whaley - Fiction

As Cullen navigates a summer of finding and losing love, holding his fragile family together, and muddling his way into adulthood, a young, disillusioned missionary in Africa searches for meaning wherever he can find it. Soon, these two seemingly-divergent stories are brought face-to-face.