Hi! I'm Nancy Ohlin, and I write books for teens, kids, and adults.
Some exciting announcements::
I'm BEYOND thrilled to share the news that my co-author Paige McKenzie and I have sold the first two books of our new YA series, B*witch, to Freeform Books, which is a division of the Disney Book Group. The first book will pub on July 7, 2020, and we will have a cover reveal very soon! Here is the Hollywood Reporter announcement about the books.
I also collaborated with actress Quvenzhane Wallis on an awesome chapter book series about a precocious and talented third grader named Shai Williams. The books were illustrated by Sharee Miller and published by Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers. The first book - SHAI AND EMMIE STAR IN: BREAK AN EGG! - came out in 2017, and Kirkus and Publishers Weekly gave it lovely reviews - thank you, Kirkus and PW! The second book (SHAI AND EMMIE STAR IN: DANCY PANTS!) and the third book (SHAI AND EMMIE STAR IN: TO THE RESCUE!) are also out now.
The Sacrifice of Sunshine Girl, the third installment of the New York Times-bestselling Sunshine Girl YA trilogy, was published in April of 2017. I collaborated on this creeptastic novel with Paige McKenzie (speaking of!), and all I can say is … you’ll definitely want to read it with the lights on!
My YA novel, Consent, is available in paperback from Simon Pulse. Described as “a layered and thoughtful contemporary novel” (School Library Journal) and “beautifully written” (School Library Connection), it is a dark love story about a young piano prodigy with a complicated past (and present and future).
I also wrote an early-grade history series for Little Bee Books about everything from Ancient Greece to the Vikings to the Salem Witch Trials to the Civil Rights Movement. Please check out these books if you have any young readers in your life.
And last but not least … I collaborated with teen dancer Chloe Lukasiak on her inspirational memoir, Girl on Pointe: Chloe's Guide to Taking on the World. It's out now from Bloomsbury Books!
As always, thank you for stopping by!
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