A Seattle native who lives in Washington State, Gregg has seen the darker side of the Pacific Northwest and knows a little more about the area than your average guy. “There is something dark and beautiful about the Pacific Northwest," he says. “We seem to have an overabundance of serial killers out here–so many, in fact, sometimes I wonder if they have a secret convention in Washington.”
A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author with 13 books and sales of over one-million copies to his credit, Gregg made his young-adult fiction debut with Envy. The follow-up, Betrayal, will be published in September 2012.
Praise for ENVY:
"The story is well-paced, and the course of events leading up to the conclusion unfold quite naturally, especially considering the supernatural elements of the tale...Envy is a good start to this new series, and it is a book I would recommend for my own 16-year old daughter. It has everything such a story should have." —Seattlepi.com
"Gregg Olsen's Envy is a riveting page-turner that I could not put down. Like Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why, Envy explores a serious topic—cyberbullying—in a fantastic, well-crafted story. Can't wait for the next Empty Coffin novel!" —Nancy Holder, NYT bestselling author of the Wicked saga and Dear Bully contributor
"Gregg Olsen's ENVY offers an interesting view on the devastating effects bullying can have, not only on the individuals involved from both sides, but on the community at large." - Bree Despain, author of The Dark Divine trilogy
"Tired of all of the vampire stories and mushy gushy romance novels that are taking over the bookshelves? There’s a new series that just hit stores and it’s sure to
"Olsen’s characters jump to life and his plots are so intricate you never see the killer coming. The first in Olsen’s new YA series, Empty Coffin, is a definite hit!" —RT Book Reviews
“Dark and addictive, ENVY delivers a frightening look at online anonymity that tears families and a small town apart with tragic consequences…Olsen brings something new to Young Adult suspense in a promising new series.” —Jordan Dane, critically acclaimed author of In the Arms of Stone Angels
“Kicking off the Empty Coffin series, true crime writer Olsen makes his YA debut with a paranormally tinged thriller …Olsen writes with authority, drawing inspiration from actual headlines and crime…” —Publishers Weekly
"Fans of murder mystery stories will enjoy ‘Envy’, the first book in the ‘Empty Coffin’ new teenage crime series by successful true crime writer Gregg Olsen. Intuitive, slightly psychic twin sisters Hayley and Taylor Ryan find themselves attempting to solve the apparent ‘suicide’ of one of their classmates. Inspired by a true crime about cyberbullying, this will definitely appeal to the many young people who enjoy this genre."
"Intelligent, multi-layered and very addictive." —Jenny Downham
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