NINA BERRY, writer

NINA BERRY, writer

I like stories.

I grew up in Hawaii, went to school in Chicago, and now live in Hollywood, working in TV by day and writing by night.

My first series was a paranormal young adult trilogy from KTeen. The books are OTHERKIN, OTHERMOON, and OTHERSPHERE. What started off as the story about a girl with a back brace who discovers she can shift into a tiger became a saga of love, adventure, and friendship.

My next series begins with THE NOTORIOUS PAGAN JONES, which will be out June, 2015 from Harlequin Teen. It's an historical thriller about a disgraced teenage movie star who gets caught up in the intrigue and danger of Berlin in 1961, just as the Wall goes up.

I love exploring the world, tigers, ancient Egypt, and Doctor Who.
Harlequin Teen shifts into gear with Thunder Road by Katie McGarry, the kick-off of a series featuring teens being raised in the world of motorcycle clubs; The Forgotten Crown by Julie Kagawa, the conclusion of the Iron Fey series; Rogue by Julie Kagawa, continuing the Talon series about dragons living among us in human form; The Notorious Page Jones by Nina Berry, focused on a disgraced Hollywood starlet rescued from juvie by a mysterious man in 1961; and Always, Never, Sometimes by Adi Alsaid, in which two best friends, a boy and girl, make a list of the cliché things they will never do their senior year

My book, THE NOTORIOUS PAGAN JONES, gets a mention in Publisher’s Weekly’s Spring 2015 Children’s Sneak Preview!

The book will be out June of next year.

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belas-imagens:

nubbsgalorephotos by gerry ellis from the david sheldrick wildlife trust, a nursery and orphanage for elephants in kenya’s tsavo east national park. here, fifty five keepers are charged with being around the clock parents to an elephant. the elephants, however, are the ones who chose their caretakers; it is the keepers who must ingratiate themselves to the elephants and earn their trust.

when elephants first arrive at the orphanage they are often traumatized from having witnessed the slaughter of their mothers and family by poachers. grieving can last several months, and they often lose the will to live. but as dame daphne sheldrick, founder of the orphanage, explains, a caretaker is charged with “persuading an elephant to live when it wants to die.”

approximately 35,000 elephants are killed by humans every year. with an estimated 350,000 elephants left in the whole continent of africa, they will be gone in the wild within ten years.

cbc’s the nature of things did a program on the elephants and their caretakers. you can foster an elephant with the david sheldrick wildlife trust online here. for more on the emotional lives of elephants, as well as the david sheldrick wildlife trust and other human efforts to save them, check out these posts

(via magicalnaturetour)

Heh. Could very well be the motto of the boy in my next novel, Devin Black, who bears a bit of a resemblance, character-wise, to James Bond.
In reality, this is a variation on a quote from General “Mad Dog” Mattis who said “Be polite, be professional, and have a plan to kill everyone you meet.” Which is even more extreme, but he earned the nickname Mad Dog for a reason.

Heh. Could very well be the motto of the boy in my next novel, Devin Black, who bears a bit of a resemblance, character-wise, to James Bond.

In reality, this is a variation on a quote from General “Mad Dog” Mattis who said “Be polite, be professional, and have a plan to kill everyone you meet.” Which is even more extreme, but he earned the nickname Mad Dog for a reason.

No one is a slut. “Slut” is a made-up word to keep women from having as much fun as men. A person who enjoys sex is just a person and a person who is a virgin is also just a person and everyone should lay off each other’s sex lives. Retire the word “slut” please.
20 Things We Need To Stop Talking About In 2013 (via sexuallthrill)

(Source: maarkhoppus, via claudiagray)