Book Launch with Mary Crockett - How She Died, How I Lived
The book, one of only 12 young adult books included in the American Booksellers Association Winter Indie Next Kids List, is the story of Jamie, one of five girls Kyle texts one day. Only Jamie was kind enough to respond. And it gets her killed.
An award-winning poet, Crockett grew up in southwestern Virginia and earned her MFA from the University of Virginia, where she was a Henry Hoyns Fellow. Her debut YA novel, Dream Boy, coauthored with Madelyn Rosenberg, published in 2014. She has worked as everything from a history museum director to a toilet seat hand model. Mary lives in an old farmhouse along the old Great Road in Virginia and teaches creative writing at Roanoke College.