Mallory Meer is like any teenage girl. She likes to have fun. She thinks her sister is ridiculous. Her parents drive her crazy. She has a crush on Dustin and follows him everywhere. Mallory even has a summer job - figuring out the truth about the fire on the General Slocum steamship, the disaster that killed her sister. Mallory is determined to find out the truth, and to bring the guilty parties to justice. Sometimes Mallory gets angry, very angry and strange things happen when Mallory is angry. Yes, Mallory is like any other teenage girl . . . except Mallory is dead. Ranked one of the Top Ten Children's Books of the year by the Washington Post, KISS ME, I'M DEAD was named a Notable Book for Teens by the Association of Jewish Libraries Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee, a Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Teen's Top Ten, and minated for a Cybils literary award, a Best Books for Young Adults (BBYA) by the American Library Association (ALA), and recently added to Horn Book's list of Recommended American Historical Fiction. The Washington Post said, (J.G. Sandom) writes with a precision and delicacy unusual for YA fiction, and called KISS ME, I'M DEAD, a subtle gem. In its starred review, School Library Journal said, KISS ME, I'M DEAD tells a remarkable story in a remarkable way. Horn Book Magazine called the work, A decidedly unconventional ghost story . . . (and) a tightly wound vel. Midwest Book Review termed it, a wonderfully different kind of ghost story. And Bookslut.com said, KISS ME, I'M DEAD scores on several levels, most tably as a drama that blows apart all preconceived tions of how history can be retold.
Born in Chicago, raised and educated throughout Europe, and a graduate of Amherst College, J.G. Sandom founded the first digital ad agency (Einstein and Sandom Interactive) in 1984, before launching an award-winning writing career. He is the author of a dozen titles, including THE GOD MACHINE, GOSPEL TRUTHS and THE WALL STREET MURDER CLUB, plus the eco-thriller THE WAVE and techno-thriller 404. Booklist called GOSPEL TRUTHS a splendid, tautly woven thriller . . . (and) an intelligent mystery of tremendous spiritual and literary depth. And Library Journal termed it, A masterful first novel, based on a true incident, which spins a complicated web of corruption, greed and deception. Kirkus Reviews called THE WALL STREET MURDER CLUB A Big Apple Deliverance, endowing New York culture with all the corrosively dehumanizing power of Dickey's wild nature . . . Slickly entertaining right down to the last, inevitable twist. And Booklist said, (Sandom) writes with stunning elegance and nearly poetic beauty. Caroline Thompson (author of Edward Scissorhands) said, Move over, Dan Brown . . . All hail J.G. Sandom . . . (THE GOD MACHINE) is a thrilling and breathless, rapturously-written and mind-blowing read. It'll keep you up all night, turning pages as fast as your little fingers can manage. And the Historical Novels Review said, History galore, violence, and intrigue fill the pages of this tightly plotted, twisting and turning adventure story . . . THE GOD MACHINE is a very impressive historical thriller! Kirkus said, Sandom's strength lies in the verve of his story, with writing that has both muscle . . . (and) brains . . . (THE WAVE) races from improbable to crazywild, all in good fun, with Sandom always one step ahead . . . A story with enough manic energy to be worthy of a nuclear explosion. Ron Jaco, former Special Agent, FBI, said, As a former Special Agent, I found this novel not only plausible, but riveting and truly alarming. If you care about our nation's cyber-security, you MUST read this book. While known mostly as a writer of thrillers and mysteries, Sandom is also the author of several Young Adult (YA) novels, including the award-winning KISS ME, I'M DEAD, CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE BODY SNATCHER and dEATH in dAVOS. The Washington Post said, (Sandom) writes with a precision and delicacy unusual for YA fiction, and called KISS ME, I'M DEAD a subtle gem. Visit the author at www.jgsandom.com