CJ Lyons

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author CJ Lyons is a former pediatric ER physician and the author of more than 40 YA and adult thrillers. She also writes YA science fiction under the pen name Cat Lyons.

Ms. Lyons has been called a “master within the genre" (Pittsburgh magazine) and her work has been praised as “breathtakingly fast-paced” and “riveting” (Publishers Weekly) with “characters with beating hearts and three dimensions” (Newsday).

Her novels have twice won the International Thriller Writers’ prestigious Thriller Award, the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Readers’ Choice Award, the RT Seal of Excellence, and the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense.

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I Hope You Get This Message delivers a nicely woven tapestry of faith tested, morals questioned, and the power of hope.”

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“As all good stories do, The Starless Sea immerses the reader in romance and adventure before finally arriving at a heart-warming, enchanting ending . . .”

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Life Undercover reveals the rewards that serving the country provide as well as the toll this service extracts with an intimate and compelling portrait of a woman who literally co

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“Bob Proehl’s The Nobody People is a thought-provoking exploration of what it is like to be an extraordinarily gifted somebody in a world filled with average but paranoid and bigot

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"Combining satire, magical realism, and Salman Rushdie’s signature vibrant prose, Quichotte has twists and turns that linger long after the final page."

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It might be easy to simply call Hello Girls a YA Thelma and Louise, but it is so much more . . .

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“A heartfelt tale of a teen’s struggle to define her own identity . . .”

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“an epic tour-de-force . . .”

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“an intriguing and engrossing debut novel that will leave readers thinking about their own ability to survive, their own capacity for love, and their willingness to face catastrophe with hope.”

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“A gripping and chilling look into how a serial killer operates in plain view and exactly what it takes to capture him, American Predator is a must-read for any true crime enthusia

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Destroy All Monsters is a spellbinding tale filled with equal parts fantasy and gritty reality, exploring the intimate nature of the “monsters” residing deep inside every human.

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“My Life as a Rat is a quiet, contemplative tour-de-force.”

 

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“David's eventual self-transformation as he rises above his upbringing makes for an empowering memoir.”

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“Since We Last Spoke is a compelling exploration of the power of love to overcome loss as seen through the eyes of two lovestruck teens caught between warring fami

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“Reynolds combines urban grit, suburban optimism, and just the right amount of snark to create an unforgettable love story.”

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“Rollins' brisk pacing and efficient choreography of action scenes leads the story through a variety of kidnapping, rescues, escapes, ambushes, and showdowns in both the present 2077 and th

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“[Main character] Norris’ evolution from cynical outsider to involved, caring insider is a journey well-worth following—especially as it’s accompanied with laugh out loud moments along with

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"A Sky for Us Alone strives to be a novel of social commentary touching upon a wide variety of issues including drug abuse, economic inequality and hardship, fractured families, dome

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Fred Fordham's new graphic adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird faithfully recreates Harper Lee's original in a format that brings the magic back to this classic.

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Sabina “Bina” Tremper is a 17-year-old girl in trouble. She’s also a very troubled girl, self-sabotaging every relationship and engaging in reckless, thoughtless acts.