Local author Karly Kirkpatrick will be at the library on Wednesday, May 9 at 7pm!
Karly grew up around Bartlett and currently lives in Elgin. Her novel, Bloody Little Secrets, actually takes place in Bartlett and the Chicago suburbs!   
Bloody Little Secrets follows the story of 17-year-old Vicky Hernandez who has a big problem. She’s dead. Or not quite. After waking up in a coffin and discovering she’s been turned into a vampire, Vicky struggles to start over and settle into a normal life in the Chicago suburbs. If only she could stop wanting to bite her awesome new boyfriend. Vicky is also dying to find out how she became a vampire and why it happened. Soon the man who created her comes looking for her and now he’s in need of her blood.
Also read: Into the Shadows 
Paivi Anderson has it all—friends, a spot on the varsity basketball team, wonderful parents, and, quite possibly, her first boyfriend. It’s everything a freshman in high school could ask for but her perfect life begins to crumble when she discovers her name on a list distributed by a power-hungry presidential candidate. How could anyone think of Paivi as an “Enemy of the State?” Could it be because of her special powers? No one was supposed to know about them, but the mysterious messages in her tater tots say otherwise. Paivi must quickly learn who her friends are when she is forced into a reality she didn’t see coming. A sequel will be published this summer.

Both of these novels are enjoyable reads. They’re both quirky and suspenseful and Into the Shadows is particularly chilling.
Karly helped create Dark Side Publishing which publishes YA novels. Check out their website! You can download some of their awesome titles for free!

–Kimberly

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