That the Machine May Progress Eternally
A twist on E. M. Forster's classic story, "The Machine Stops."
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (October 2013), ISBN-13: 978-0316212946
DEFY THE DARK
The Dead-Tossed Waves begins with the line, "The story goes that even after the Return they tried to keep the roller coasters going.... The said it made them feel normal." This is that story. Set shortly after the Return, Almost Normal follows a group of teens who spend one last night at the Vista amusement park, hoping to remember what normal is.
Harper Teen (June 2013), ISBN-13: 978-0062123534
Richelle Mead, Lisa McMann, Michael Grant, Meg Cabot, Laini Taylor, and nine more of the hottest YA authors to hit the shelves explore the concepts of prophecy and prediction in this story collection edited by NYT bestselling author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth, Carrie Ryan.
SHARDS & ASHES
What if the miasma theory of disease were true and disease spread through "bad air?" When a deadly plague hits a small town, a girl tries to keep her sick sister from being taken by beaked doctors who use monstrous beasts to weed out the ill.
Harper Collins (February 2013), ISBN-13: 978-0062098467
AFTER (Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia)
After the Cure
What happens after a cure is found for the plague that turned men into monsters? Can a girl who used to be a monster find a way to live with what she once was and will society ever allow her to forget?
Hyperion Books (October 2012), ISBN-13: 978-1423146193
MY BOOKSTORE: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop
In this enthusiastic, heartfelt, and sometimes humorous ode to bookshops and booksellers, 76 known authors pay tribute to the brick-and-mortar stores they love and often call their second homes.
In her contribution to this collection, Carrie pays tribute to two independent bookstores: "The Open Book, which taught me to dream, and Park Road Books, which allows me to keep dreaming."
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers (November 2012), ISBN-13: 978-1579129101
BRAVE NEW LOVE: 13 DYSTOPIAN TALES OF DESIRE
The Dream Eater
A story about memories, nightmares, and the strange power one girl has to consume them both.
Running Press Kids (March 2012), ISBN-13: 978-0762442201
The First Time
A Game of Firsts
A collection of stories by the 2009 Debutantes, YA authors whose debut books came out in 2009. In "A Game of Firsts", a brother and sister take refuge in the attic over their garage while the zombie apocalypse rages around them. Can they survive?
Jessica Verday (October 2011)
ENTHRALLED: PARANORMAL DIVERSIONS
Set in the The Forest of Hands and Teeth world, two sisters try to survive the recent zombie apocalypse by hiding out on top of a mountain where they think they're safe and plan for the day they can take the ultimate road trip.
Harper Teen (September 2011), ISBN-13: 978-0062015785
DEAR BULLY: SEVENTY AUTHORS TELL THEIR STORIES
Caroline from Canada
My essay, Caroline from Canada, is about a month-long summer road trip on a bus full of teens, a rumor, and the one girl who chose to be my friend when everyone else refused.
Harper Teen (September 2011), ISBN-13: 978-0062060983
THE GIRL WHO WAS ON FIRE
Panem et Circenses: the Myth of the Real in Reality TV
You can read an excerpt from my essay, Panem et Circenses: the Myth of the Real in Reality TV, here.
Smart Pop (April 2011), ISBN-13: 978-1935618041
ZOMBIES VS. UNICORNS
Set about ten years after the Return on the island of Curacao, a girl discovers what it takes to survive as pirates threaten.
Margaret K. McElderry (September 2010), ISBN-13: 978-1416989530
THE LIVING DEAD 2
Flotsam & Jetsam
Right around the time of the Return, when no one really knows what's going on, a group of seniors go on their senior cruise and infection breaks out on the ship. Two boys escape in a life raftone of them's infected.
Read it for free here.
Night Shade Books (September 2010), ISBN-13: 9781597801904
KISS ME DEADLY
My story is about Sister Tabitha from The Forest of Hands and Teeth when she was Mary's age. It answers a few more questions about the village, the Sisterhood and Tabitha's motivation. As it turns out, she was quite the passionate teen :)
Running Press Kids (July 2010), ISBN-13: 978-0762439492