Three acclaimed YA authors bare their "sketches" for all the world to see-and the world will definitely like what it sees.

These three authors have an online critique group called the Merry Sisters of Fate. They publish short stories and open themselves up for criticism from readers and each other. The stories they post are the verbal equivalents of sketches on their ways to the finished work that is their acclaimed novels. This collection features some of their favorite stories, highlights the processes behind them, and includes comments and criticism from readers. The collection includes three exclusive, never-before-seen stories. All the stories are darkly paranormal in some way and will be very familiar in style and tone to fans of the authors' novels.


Brenna Yovanoff is the author of several YA novels, including the New York Times Bestseller The

Tessa Gratton is the author of several works of YA fiction, including the United States of Asgard novels. She graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Gender Studies. After traveling the world with her military family, Tessa settled in Kansas with her partner, two cats, and her mutant mutt named Grendel.

Maggie Stiefvater is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of several YA novels, including the Shiver Trilogy, The Raven Boys Cycle, and the Printz honoree The Scorpio Races. She lives in Virginia with her husband and their two children. She is also a musician, an artist, and race car driver. You can learn more about her online at

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