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April 16, 2012

New Teen Shiver Member

We're doing cartwheels over here at Teen Shiver! Why? Because the amazing John 'Corey' Whaley is moving to Dallas soon, which means we're now able to strong-arm him into our little Texas YA authors group! If for some crazy reason you haven't heard about Corey and his award-winning book, WHERE THINGS COME BACK, here's a little more about him to get you properly acquainted! Woot!

JOHN ‘COREY’ WHALEY grew up in the small town of Springhill, Louisiana, where he learned to be sarcastic and to tell stories. He has a B.A. in English from Louisiana Tech University, as well as an M.A in Secondary English Education. He started writing stories about aliens and underwater civilizations when he was around ten or eleven, but now writes realistic YA fiction (which sometimes includes zombies…). He taught public school for five years and spent much of that time daydreaming about being a full-time writer…and dodging his students’ crafty projectiles. He is terrible at most sports, but is an avid kayaker and bongo player. He is obsessed with movies, music, and traveling to new places. He is an incredibly picky eater and has never been punched in the face, though he has come quite close. His favorite word is defenestration, which is the inspiration for his second book.

WHERE THINGS COME BACK is his first novel. You can buy it now here!

Please help us welcome Corey to the great state of Texas, and into Teen Shiver! :)


  1. How fun!!! If you need some help "strong arming" I know some people *wink wink* :-D