11 published novels, 1 BBC/Netflix Series, 2 movie adaptations made
Gretchen McNeil is the author of the YA horror/suspense novels POSSESS (HarperCollins), 3:59, RELIC, GET EVEN, GET DIRTY, and TEN (a YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, a Romantic Times Top Pick, and a Booklist Top Ten Horror Fiction for Youth) all with Balzer + Bray for HarperCollins. Gretchen’s first YA contemporary I’M NOT YOUR MANIC PIXIE DREAM GIRL, also with Balzer + Bray, hit shelves in 2016, and her next novel will be the horror-comedy #MURDERTRENDING for Disney/Freeform in 2018, the sequel #MURDERFUNDING in 2019. #MURDERTRENDING has been included on the Barnes & Noble Best Books of 2018 list, the International Literacy Association’s 2019 Young Adults’ Choices Reading list, YALSA’s 2019 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers list, and it was voted the #1 choice on YALSA’s 2019 Teens’ Top Ten list. ABC’s Signature Studios is currently developing #MURDERTRENDING for series. In 2020, the #MURDERTRENDING saga continues with the companion novel NO ESCAPE. The film adaptation of TEN starring China Anne McClain (Descendants 2, Black Lightning), Rome Flynn (The Bold and the Beautiful), and Callan McAuliffe (I Am Number Four), directed by Chris Robert for Rain Maker Films, premieres in 2017. GET EVEN and GET DIRTY have been adapted as the series Get Even for BBC/Netflix, coming in 2020.Gretchen has a BA from UCLA and a Masters Degree from the University of Maryland College Park.