Mindy McGinnis
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Mindy McGinnis

Mindy McGinnis is an Edgar Award-winning author and assistant teen librarian who lives in Ohio. She graduated from Otterbein University with a degree in English Literature and Religion, and sees nothing wrong with owning nine cats. Two dogs balance things out nicely.

She is the author of A MADNESS SO DISCREET which won the 2016 Edgar Award for Young Adult Fiction, as well as the post-apocalyptic duo NOT A DROP TO DRINK and IN A HANDFUL OF DUST, the first of which has been optioned for film by Fickle Fish Films.

Her first contemporary, THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES releases in September of 2016, followed by the first in a fantasy duology, GIVEN TO THE SEA, releasing on April 11, 2017.

Mindy runs a blog for aspiring writers at Writer, Writer Pants on Fire, which features interviews with agents, established authors, and debut authors. Learn how they landed their agents, what the submission process is really like, and how it feels when you see your cover for the first time. Mindy does query critiques every Saturday on the Saturday Slash for those who are brave enough to volunteer.

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Best Sellers

    • The Female of the Species

    • By: Mindy McGinnis
    • Narrated by: Amanda Dolan, Justis Bolding, Dan Bittner
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 446
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 413
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 414

    Alex Craft knows how to kill someone. And she doesn't feel bad about it....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This book is a hot, fever-sick punch in the gut

    • By emily manning on 09-26-16

    Regular price: $22.81

    • A Madness So Discreet

    • By: Mindy McGinnis
    • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162

    Grace Mae knows madness. She keeps it locked away, along with her voice, trapped deep inside a brilliant mind that cannot forget horrific family secrets....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Everything

    • By Nicole B. on 08-20-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Heroine

    • By: Mindy McGinnis
    • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    When a car crash sidelines Mickey just before softball season, she has to find a way to hold on to her spot as the catcher for a team expected to make a historic tournament run. The painkillers she’s been prescribed can help her get behind the plate....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Intense and Unapologetic

    • By Erin on 03-13-19

    Regular price: $27.37

    • Not a Drop to Drink

    • By: Mindy McGinnis
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 89

    Lynn knows every threat to her pond: drought, a snowless winter, coyotes, and, most important, people looking for a drink....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent, Moody, Atmospheric

    • By Talvi on 01-12-14

    Regular price: $26.23

    • This Darkness Mine

    • By: Mindy McGinnis
    • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Sasha Stone knows her place - first-chair clarinet, top of her class, and at the side of her Oxford-wearing boyfriend. But suddenly there's a fork in the road in the shape of Isaac Harver....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Unexpected!!

    • By Eboni on 10-18-17

    Regular price: $25.09

    • In a Handful of Dust

    • By: Mindy McGinnis
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    In this companion to Not a Drop to Drink, Mindy McGinnis combines the heart-swelling hope of a journey, the challenges of establishing your place in the world, and the physical danger of nature....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Dystopian Dystopian

    • By Michael on 05-09-15

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Given to the Sea

    • By: Mindy McGinnis
    • Narrated by: Monika Felice Smith, Robbie Daymond, Alex McKenna, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Kings and queens rise and fall, loyalties collide, and romance blooms in a world where the sea is rising - and cannot be escaped....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Truly Something Different

    • By Celeste G on 06-16-18

    Regular price: $38.50

    • Given to the Earth

    • By: Mindy McGinnis
    • Narrated by: Monika Felice Smith, Robbie Daymond, Alex McKenna, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Although she was born to save the kingdom by sacrificing herself to the rising sea, Khosa's marriage to King Vincent has redeemed her. As the Queen of Stille, she's untouchable. But being Queen hasn't stopped her heart from longing for the King's stepbrother, Donil....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • In awe..

    • By Celeste G on 06-17-18

    Regular price: $38.50

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