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Welcome to Sortilege Falls by Libby Heily

Fire and Ice YA Publishing
$4.99, e-book / $13.95, paperback
ISBN: 978-1-680462708
May, 2016
Fiction: YA / Fantasy / Paranormal
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Sixteen-year-old Grape Merriweather has just moved to Sortilege Falls and already she knows something isn't right. A small pack of teenage models, too beautiful for words, holds the town in their sway. The models have no plans on making Grape's life easy. But no matter how cruel they are to Grape and the other “Normals," no one can stay angry with them for long.

Grape's life changes for the better, or so she thinks, when Mandy, the only “nice” model, befriends her. But that’s when the trouble truly begins. Mandy's friendship places Grape smack in the middle of a medical mystery that has the entire town on edge. One by one, the models fall ill from an incurable disease. Grape quickly realizes that the models' parents are hiding a secret, even as they watch their children die. To save her only friend, Grape will have to find the truth–and that means putting her life in danger.

Libby Heily was born during a blizzard. She's told it was pretty cool but she has no memory of that time. She grew up in two tiny towns in Virginia and spent most of her twenties moving around the US. She's lived in Virginia, Florida, Missouri, and Washington. She's settled down, for now, in Raleigh, North Carolina.

She's a writer and improviser. She studied acting in college but spent more time rewriting lines than memorizing them. Her first play, Fourth Wall, was produced her junior year. Since then, she's written several full-length plays, one acts, and screenplays. She started writing fiction in her late twenties. Now, she focuses mainly on novels but still dabbles in theatre.

Fun facts about her: there are none. She's sorry to disappoint the reader so soon. But, she loves to read, write, and run. her hubby is her favorite person on earth. Dogs are her second favorite. All dogs. She loves orange juice, especially when it’s mixed with club soda. Carbonation is better than alcohol. Jaws is her favorite movie. Everything she's said so far is true.

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