Kami Garcia
Author & Co-Founder of YALLFest

Kami Garcia is the #1 New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling coauthor of the Beautiful Creatures and Dangerous Creatures novels. Kami’s solo series, The Legion, includes the instant New York Times bestseller Unbreakable, and the Bram Stoker Award nominated sequel Unmarked, both of which were nominated for Bram Stoker Awards. Her YA contemporary romance The Lovely Reckless released in October 4, 2016, followed by The X-Files Origins: Agent of Chaos, an novel about a teenage Fox Mulder, in January 2017, both from Imprint (Macmillan).


Beautiful Creatures has been published in 50 countries and translated in 39 languages, and the series has sold over 5 million copies. Beautiful Creatures was a finalist for the ALA’s William C. Morris Debut Author Award, a SCIBA Award Finalist, Amazon’s #1 Teen Book of 2009 and #5 on the Editor’s Top 100 List, a YALSA “Teen Top Ten” Pick, and a New York Public Library’s “Books for the Teen Age” selection. The film adaptation Beautiful Creatures released in theaters in 2013, from Warner Brothers.


Kami co-founded YALLFest (with Margaret Stohl and Jonathan Sanchez, owner of Blue Bicycle Books) the biggest teen book festival in the country, held annually in Charleston, SC. She is a board member of YALLFest and YALLWEST, the sister festival, in Santa Monica, CA. She is the YALLWEST Purple Ink Award Committee Chair, an award established in her honor to fund classroom libraries in underfunded Los Angeles schools. Kami volunteers her time with the non-profit groups WriteGirl, a creative writing and mentoring organization for girls that awarded her a 2012 Bold Ink Award; National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWRiMo) as a member the Writers Board; and Gilda’s Club, as a judge for their annual teen writing competition.


Kami has an MA in education, and she was a teacher for seventeen years before co-authoring her first novel on a dare from seven of her students. If she isn’t busy watching Supernatural, Kami can teach you how to escape from a pair of handcuffs or bake a Coca-Cola cake. She has never raced a car, but there is still time. She lives in Maryland with her family, and their dogs Spike and Oz (named after characters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer). Visit Kami at www.KamiGarcia.com.

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The X-Files OriginsAgent of Chaos

In the spring of 1979, seventeen-year-old Fox Mulder has bigger problems than applying for college. Five years ago, his younger sister disap¬peared from their home and was never heard from again. When a local boy turns up dead and another child is abducted, Mulder can’t stop himself from getting involved. Could there be a link to his sister’s case? As he uncovers the truth, Mulder and his friends find themselves on the trail of a serial killer.


Seventeen year-old Frankie Devereux would do anything to forget the past. Haunted by the memory of her boyfriend’s death, she lives her life by one dangerous rule: nothing matters. Marco Leone is the fastest street racer in the Downs. Tough, sexy, and hypnotic, he makes it impossible for Frankie to ignore him…and how he makes her feel. But the risks Marco takes for his family could have devastating consequences for them both.

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Praise for The Lovely Reckless "Meet your next book boyfriend Marco Leone. You'll fall in love with him just like I did!"
— Abbi Glines, New York Times bestselling author of The Field Party series & The Rosemary Beach novels

“A perfect blend of electrifying romance, pulse-pounding street racing, and page-turning suspense.”
— Jennifer L. Armentrout, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Problem With Forever

“Want an adrenaline rush with your swoon? Kami Garcia delivers an action-packed and addicting romance with complex characters, high stakes, and enough angst to keep you turning page after page. Once I started, it was impossible to stop!”
— Cora Carmack, New York Times–bestselling author of Losing It

“Kami Garcia turns up the heat with The Lovely Reckless! The Fast and the Furious meets Romeo and Juliet, with a romance guaranteed to get your pulse racing.”
— Carrie Ryan, New York Times–bestselling author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth

"Sexy, fast-paced, and action-packed—this is Kami Garcia like you’ve never seen her before.”
— Tahereh Mafi, New York Times–bestselling author of Shatter Me