What is Alloy? Warner Bros. explains it better than I do: “Alloy Entertainment is a creative think tank and full-service editorial partner that develops and produces original books, television series and feature films. The company, which became part of Warner Bros. Television Group in 2012, generates unique commercial entertainment franchises and collaborates with authors, leading publishers, television networks and movie studios to deliver its properties to the world. Alloy Entertainment produces approximately 30 new books a year, which are published globally in over 40 languages.”
I was privileged to work with Alloy as an author from 2010 through 2017. Following are the books my editors and I developed together.
THE MEMORY BOOK
Little, Brown 2016
Winner, Young Adult Literature, 2017
“Sammie’s narrative voice is sardonic, distinctive, wildly intelligent, and sometimes hilarious…Readers will feel her mind and heart shifting with the illness. Indelible.”
– Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Sammie’s voice is a bright, relatable, and uncompromising one, and when her inevitable decline begins, readers will be surprised and pained by it, right along with the book’s fiercely undeterred protagonist. Strengths abound in Avery’s touching novel, and Sammie’s relationships, both friendly and romantic, are no exception.”
– School Library Journal (starred review)
“Though the marketplace is crowded with stories of teens coping with serious illness, Avery’s novel stands out for its strong characters, a heartbreaking narrative that shifts to reflect Sammie’s condition, and a love story that will leave many readers in tears.”
– Publisher’s Weekly (starred review)
To learn more, check out The Memory Book here or at your local bookstore.
A MILLION MILES AWAY
Little, Brown 2015
This is definitely several steps above the standard romance; Avery is a voice to watch in this genre.
“A Million Miles Away completely wrecked me. Romantic and heartbreaking. A must-read for anybody with a sister–and anybody without one, too.”
-Katie Cotugno, author of How to Love and 99 Days
“Love, loss, sisterhood, deceit–the stakes are high in this captivating romance. Kelsey’s story is beautifully told, equal parts gut-wrenching and heartwarming.”
-April Lindner, author of Jane and Love, Lucy
To learn more, check out A Million Miles Away here or at your local bookstore.
ANYTHING BUT ORDINARY
Disney Hyperion 2012
“… An interesting look at how different people deal with tragedy and how it affects their lives both before and after Bryce awakens. The main characters are fully developed, and readers can easily empathize with them.”
–School Library Journal
“Readers who enjoy a dampened-Kleenex conclusion will probably beg for more.”
“A raw, absorbing debut…Bryce’s courage, tenacity, and determination result in a memorable story about seizing the day.”
“Avery captures the fascination of the line between life and death with tender and lyrical prose.”
To learn more, check out Anything But Ordinary here, or at your local bookstore.