Author Visit: Mindy McGinnis


Mindy McGinnis is the author of Not a Drop to Drink and its companion, In a Handful of Dust, as well as the Edgar Award–winning novel A Madness So Discreet and The Female of the Species. A magna cum laude graduate of Otterbein University with a BA in English literature and religion, Mindy is an assistant YA librarian who lives in Ohio.

The post-apocalyptic Not a Drop to Drink has been optioned for film by Stephenie Meyer's Fickle Fish Films.

Mindy's 5th book: Coming April 11th

Set in a mythical world, Given to the Sea tells the story of Khosa, a young woman whose only purpose is to provide an offspring, then sacrifice herself to the sea. Vincent is the reluctant heir to the throne who is intrigued by Khosa. Dara and Donil are the last of the Indiri, a native race whose magic is diminishing. Fans of Game of Thrones will be captivated by this adventure.

Trailer for Not a Drop to Drink

Trailer for In a Handful of Dust

Trailer for A Madness so Discreet

A Madness so Discreet is the 2016 winner of best Young Adult Mystery.

Trailer for Female of the Species

Awards for Female of the Species: 2017 Tayshas List Selection *YALSA Top 10 Best YA Fiction of 2017 * School Libray Journal Best of 2016 *Junior Library Guild Selection * The Globe and Mail Best Books of 2016 * Bustle’s Best Young Adult Books of 2016 * Mashable’s 8 Best YA Books of 2016 * Seventeen's 10 Best YA Books of 2016 *

Author's Blog

Do you want some advice on becoming a writer? Do you enjoy author interviews? Interested in give-aways and free books? Visit Mindy's blog!

Coming this fall...

Expected publication: October 10th 2017 by Katherine Tegen Books

Further reading!

If you enjoyed Not a Drop to Drink: try The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher or Enclave by Ann Aguirre.

If you enjoyed A Handful of Dust: check out In the After by Demetria Lunetta or Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson.

If you couldn't get enough of A Madness so Discreet: look for A Taste for Monsters by Matthew J. Kirby or Jackaby by Willian Ritter.

If you liked Female of the Species: you should read Vengeance Bound or My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbraster.


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