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About the Twisted Lit Series

The Twisted Lit Series by Kim Askew & Amy Helmes

"It’s the best new young adult series of the year!" —Jack and Jill Magazine

"Death, betrayal, ruthless plots to seize the "crown"—all the seeds of stage tragedy take root and flourish in this clever modern-day homage to Macbeth.” —Kirkus Reviews

"Irresistible debut novel. We can assure you reading the surprising adventures of their richly drawn heroines, Miranda Prospero and Skye Kingston, in the Twisted Lit series is nothing short of thrilling." —Children’s Book Review

Anyone But You

Anyone But You: A Modern-Day Spin on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is available wherever books are sold, including Amazon and Indiebound

Determined to broker peace between their feuding Italian families, star-crossed sweethearts Gigi and Roman must unravel a secret that dates back more than three generations to the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair. There, a pair of twelve-year-old boys have a memorable encounter that will eventually put their loyalty and friendship to the ultimate test. By resolving their great-grandfathers’ ill-fated history, can Gigi and Roman prevent their own love story from taking a tragic turn?



The 2nd book in the Twisted Lit Series,  Exposure is available via AmazonBarnes & Noble, and Powell’s.

Double, double, toil and trouble. Sometimes, the quest for high school royalty can be deadly! In this emotionally-charged twist on Shakespeare’s Macbeth, a self-conscious shutterbug named Skye Kingston navigates a treacherous school year in Alaska fraught with unspoken secrets and tragic twists of fate. Along the way she encounters three strangely prophetic BFFs; one social-climbing, sociopathic cheerleader; and a heart-stopping hottie named Craig MacKenzie: the man who would be Prom King. Can Skye save the boy she loves — and herself — before they get caught in the crosshairs?

Tempestuous is available at AmazonBarnes & Noble, and Powell’s.

Recently banished, unfairly, by the school’s popular crowd, former “it girl,” Miranda Prospero, finds herself in a brave new world: holding dominion amongst a rag-tag crew of geeks and misfits where she works at the Hot-Dog Kabob in the food court of her local mall. When the worst winter storm of the season causes mall workers and last-minute shoppers to be snowed-in for the night, Miranda seizes the opportunity to get revenge against the catty clique behind her social exile. With help from her delightfully dweeby coworker, Ariel, and a sullen loner named Caleb who works at the mall’s nearby gaming and magic shop, Miranda uses charm and trickery to set things to right during this spirited take on Shakespeare’s The Tempest.