Scarborough's new book, To Catch a Killer, is her debut novel.
Recently I asked the author about what she was reading. Her reply:
When I’m drafting a book I can’t read a lot. One reason is because of time constraints and exhaustion and the other is because I’m a bit of a mimic and I tend to glom onto a voice I especially like. Once I’m done with a draft, the book-diet is over and I become a glutton for all the books.Visit Sheryl Scarborough's website.
I recently finished the sequel to To Catch a Killer and I’m in search of something new to submit to my editor, so I’ve recently read (back-to-back) Seriously Wicked, by Tina Connolly about the challenges of trying to manage high school while being raised by a seriously wicked witch. Flying by Carrie Jones, which is basically Buffy meets Men in Black. And, Anna Dressed in Blood, by Kendare Blake, which is a destiny story with a ghostly twist.
All three of these books were acquired and edited by my editor at Tor Teen and while they are all completely different, I was surprised to find a common thread of identity and belonging in each book. This same thread exists in To Catch a Killer, as well. Reading these books all together has (hopefully) given me some insight into my editor’s taste and will help me refine what to pitch to her next.
My Book, The Movie: To Catch a Killer.
The Page 69 Test: To Catch a Killer.