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Michael Northrop

Biography

Michael Northrop

Michael Northrop is the author of two YA novels --- GENTLEMEN, one of the American Library Association's "Best Books for Young Adults" for 2010, and TRAPPED, a Spring 2011 Indie Next List selection --- and the new middle grade novel PLUNKED. He is originally from Salisbury, Connecticut, a small town in the foothills of the Berkshire mountains, where he mastered the arts of BB gun shooting, tree climbing, and field goal kicking with only moderate injuries. After graduating from NYU, he worked at The World Almanac and Sports Illustrated Kids, where he was a senior editor from 2000 to 2008. His articles and stories have been published widely.

Michael Northrop

Books by Michael Northrop

by Michael Northrop - Fiction, Suspense

Davey can't wait to slip out of the crammed hotel room he's sharing with his family. As the sparkling ocean entices him, he decides to test the water, never mind that "No Swimming" sign. But as the waves pull him farther from shore, Davey finds himself surrounded by water --- and something else, too. Something circling below the surface, watching, waiting. It's just a matter of time.

by Michael Northrop - Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Scotty and his friends Pete and Jason are among the last seven kids at their high school waiting to get picked up the day the blizzard started, and they soon realize that no one is coming for them. It doesn't seem so bad when distractingly hot Krista and Julie are sleeping just down the hall. But then the power goes out, then the heat. As the days add up, the mounting pressure forces a devastating decision...