Screenwriter Amy Talkington Makes Young Adult Debut with LIV, FOREVER
A cross between the classic movie Ghost and the #1 NYT bestsellerThe Lovely Bones, LIV, FOREVER is the ultimate star-crossed love story, with a chilling murder mystery (and a dose of creepiness reminiscent of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children).
When Liv Bloom lands an art scholarship at Wickham Hall, it's her ticket out of the foster system. She's not sure what to make of the school's weird traditions and rituals, but she couldn't be happier-especially when Malcolm Astor, fellow artist and scion of one of the school's original families, sweeps her off her feet. Fellow scholarship kid Gabe Nichols warns her not to get involved with a "Wicky," but things are finally going Liv's way, and all she wants to do is enjoy it.
Liv's bliss is cut short when she is viciously murdered. In death, she discovers that she's the latest victim of a dark conspiracy that spans 150 years and many, many lives. Gabe, cursed with the ability to see all of Wickham's ghosts-some simply sad, some driven violently insane by their plight, and all harboring painful secrets-turns out to be Liv's only link to the world of the living.
Liv must rely on Gabe's help to prove to Malcolm that she's still present, lingering with the other spirits, and on both of them to help her discover what happened to her, and why. Together, Liv, Gabe, and Malcolm fight to expose the terrible truth that haunts the halls of Wickham before more lives are lost.
Amy Talkington is an award-winning screenwriter and director living in Los Angeles. Before all that she wrote about music for magazines like Spin, Ray Gun,Interview, and Seventeen (mostly just as a way to get to hang out with rock stars). As a teenager in Dallas, Texas, Amy painted lots of angsty self-portraits, listened to The Velvet Underground and was difficult enough that her parents finally let her go to boarding school on the East Coast. Liv, Forever is her first novel.