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FRIGHTMARES By Eva V. Gibson Is An Edgar Allen Poe Award Nominee!

Last summer, Eva V. Gibson made waves (and nightmares) when her YA horror novel FRIGHTMARES published with Random House/Underlined. Now we’re elated to share the news that the MWA has nominated it for their prestigious Edgar Allen Poe Award!


Mystery Writers of America (MWA) is the premier organization for mystery writers, professionals allied to the crime-writing field, aspiring crime writers, and those who are devoted to the genre. MWA is dedicated to promoting higher regard for crime writing and recognition and respect for those who write within the genre. We provide scholarships for writers, sponsor MWA Literacy programs, sponsor symposia and conferences, present the Edgar® Awards, and conduct other activities to further a better appreciation and higher regard for crime writing. The Edgars (now in their 77th season!) honor the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television.




“Frightmares is YA horror at its best—voicy, thrilling, and wholly unique. Gibson’s quirky characters and whip-smart humor shine against the non-Disney-fied backdrop of Florida’s seedy underbelly. A spine-chilling book you won’t forget.”Jennifer Moffett, author Those Who Prey

“[A] propulsive thriller.” Kirkus

“Witty and fast-moving…will appeal to the Fear Street crowd.” Booklist



Eva V. Gibson is the author of Together We Caught Fire and Where Secrets Lie. A bookworm since early childhood, she has routinely gravitated to the dark and gritty, reading, then writing, stories with grim themes and flawed, complicated characters. She lives in Northern Virginia with her family, and spends most of her time brooding, baking, creating, and parenting, awaiting the day her kids read her books with equal parts excitement and trepidation.


We’re so proud of you, Eva! Get this spine-tingling book from your local indie or these retailers: Penguin Random House, Bookshop.org, IndieBound, Barnes & Noble, Target.


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