Yvonne Ventresca writes suspenseful novels for teens that explore themes of trust, deception, and betrayal. Her latest YA psychological thriller, BLACK FLOWERS, WHITE LIES (Sky Pony Press, 2016) won a National IPPY Gold Medal for YA fiction in 2017. Her debut novel, PANDEMIC, won a Crystal Kite Award from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Yvonne’s other work includes two nonfiction books and several short stories selected for anthologies such as HERO LOST: MYSTERIES OF DEATH AND LIFE. She loves a good ghost story and studies Isshinryu karate in a haunted dojo. You can learn more about her books at YvonneVentresca.com, where she also features resources for teen writers.
Awards and Recognition
- BLACK FLOWERS, WHITE LIES won a 2017 Gold Medal "IPPY" for National Young Adult Fiction
- PANDEMIC was shortlisted for the 2018 West Australian Young Readers' Book Awards
- PANDEMIC won the 2015 Crystal Kite Award from the Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators (Atlantic region).