December 6, 2017

2017 Debut Authors Bash: Katie Bayerl

Welcome to my stop on the 2017 Debut Authors Bash! Today I'll be introducing you to a fantastic new author - Katie Bayerl! Read on for info on her book, about her, and don't forget to enter the giveaway at the end of the post!

A Psalm for Lost Girls
Author: Katie Bayerl
Genre: YA Mystery/Thriller
Release Date: March 14, 2017
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers


Tess da Costa is a saint — a hand-to-god, miracle-producing saint. At least that's what the people in her hometown of New Avon, Massachusetts, seem to believe. And when Tess suddenly and tragically passes away, her small city begins feverishly petitioning the Pope to make Tess's sainthood official. Tess's mother is ecstatic over the fervor, while her sister Callie, the one who knew Tess best, is disgusted - overcome with the feeling that her sister is being stolen from her all over again.

The fervor for Tess's sainthood only grows when Ana Langone, a local girl who's been missing for six months, is found alive at the foot of one of Tess's shrines. It's the final straw for Callie.

With the help of Tess's secret boyfriend Danny, Callie's determined to prove that Tess was something far more important than a saint; she was her sister, her best friend and a girl in love with a boy. But Callie's investigation uncovers much more than she bargained for: a hidden diary, old family secrets, and even the disturbing truth behind Ana's kidnapping.
When Katie Bayerl isn’t penning stories, she's coaching teens to tell theirs. A PSALM FOR LOST GIRLS is Katie's debut young adult novel. Katie is a proud graduate of the Vermont College of Fine Arts Writing for Children and Young Adults program and teaches in Grub Street's creative writing program. She has an incurable obsession with saints, bittersweet ballads, and murder. It’s becoming a problem.

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