Yvonne Ventresca’s latest young adult novel, BLACK FLOWERS, WHITE LIES was published by Sky Pony Press in October 2016. Her debut YA novel, PANDEMIC, won a 2015 Crystal Kite Award from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. School Library Journal called PANDEMIC "an engrossing apocalyptic story" and Booklist said “this fast read will appeal to fans of Susan Beth Pfeffer’s LIFE AS WE KNEW IT.” Yvonne’s other works include the short story “Escape to Orange Blossom,” which was selected for the dystopian anthology PREP FOR DOOM, along with two nonfiction books, PUBLISHING (Careers for the 21st Century) and AVRIL LAVIGNE (People in the News). Yvonne lives with her family in NJ.
Awards and Recognition
- Pandemic won the 2015 Crystal Kite Award from the Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators (Atlantic region).