• “Schachte’s debut novel has the pacing of a stick of dynamite: a slow burn leading to an explosive ending.”

    - School Library Journal
  • “Schachte has done an impressive job taking a hard-boiled detective story and turning it on its head...an addictive page-turner for YA mystery fans, especially those looking for a Veronica Mars–like read.”

    - Booklist
  • In her gripping debut, Schachte merges the spirit of Nancy Drew with modern-day sensibilities: Flora’s intrepid drive for justice is keyed to intense vulnerability and lingering trauma.”

    - Publisher’s Weekly
  • This read would suit a brooding young adult who welcomes a tumultuous ride and eventual heartbreak.”

    - Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
  • "With a sharp-edged, savvy heroine and a plot that twists and digs, YOU'RE NEXT is both a page-turning thriller and the witty, authentic story of a teenage girl forging her own identity. Kylie Schachte has crafted a debut that will pull you into the dark from start to finish."

    - Hannah Capin, author of FOUL IS FAIR and DEAD QUEENS CLUB
  • “A serrated, black-lipsticked Nancy Drew, YOU'RE NEXT is a tantalizing neo-noir joyride."

    - Derek Milman, author of SWIPE RIGHT FOR MURDER
  • “The realness in YOU’RE NEXT’s construction of the hyper-competitiveness of modern high school life as murder is upsetting. These smart kids are left to fight it out with no one they can trust—not even each other. It’s bleak and it’s sad but go get your popcorn because it’s compelling as hell.”

    - Stephanie Tromly, author of the TROUBLE IS A FRIEND OF MINE trilogy
  • “Schachte’s debut novel has the pacing of a stick of dynamite: a slow burn leading to an explosive ending.”

    - School Library Journal
  • “Schachte has done an impressive job taking a hard-boiled detective story and turning it on its head...an addictive page-turner for YA mystery fans, especially those looking for a Veronica Mars–like read.”

    - Booklist
  • In her gripping debut, Schachte merges the spirit of Nancy Drew with modern-day sensibilities: Flora’s intrepid drive for justice is keyed to intense vulnerability and lingering trauma.”

    - Publisher’s Weekly
  • This read would suit a brooding young adult who welcomes a tumultuous ride and eventual heartbreak.”

    - Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
  • "With a sharp-edged, savvy heroine and a plot that twists and digs, YOU'RE NEXT is both a page-turning thriller and the witty, authentic story of a teenage girl forging her own identity. Kylie Schachte has crafted a debut that will pull you into the dark from start to finish."

    - Hannah Capin, author of FOUL IS FAIR and DEAD QUEENS CLUB
  • “A serrated, black-lipsticked Nancy Drew, YOU'RE NEXT is a tantalizing neo-noir joyride."

    - Derek Milman, author of SWIPE RIGHT FOR MURDER
  • “The realness in YOU’RE NEXT’s construction of the hyper-competitiveness of modern high school life as murder is upsetting. These smart kids are left to fight it out with no one they can trust—not even each other. It’s bleak and it’s sad but go get your popcorn because it’s compelling as hell.”

    - Stephanie Tromly, author of the TROUBLE IS A FRIEND OF MINE trilogy
  • “Schachte’s debut novel has the pacing of a stick of dynamite: a slow burn leading to an explosive ending.”

    - School Library Journal
  • “Schachte has done an impressive job taking a hard-boiled detective story and turning it on its head...an addictive page-turner for YA mystery fans, especially those looking for a Veronica Mars–like read.”

    - Booklist
  • In her gripping debut, Schachte merges the spirit of Nancy Drew with modern-day sensibilities: Flora’s intrepid drive for justice is keyed to intense vulnerability and lingering trauma.”

    - Publisher’s Weekly
  • This read would suit a brooding young adult who welcomes a tumultuous ride and eventual heartbreak.”

    - Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
  • "With a sharp-edged, savvy heroine and a plot that twists and digs, YOU'RE NEXT is both a page-turning thriller and the witty, authentic story of a teenage girl forging her own identity. Kylie Schachte has crafted a debut that will pull you into the dark from start to finish."

    - Hannah Capin, author of FOUL IS FAIR and DEAD QUEENS CLUB
  • “A serrated, black-lipsticked Nancy Drew, YOU'RE NEXT is a tantalizing neo-noir joyride."

    - Derek Milman, author of SWIPE RIGHT FOR MURDER
  • “The realness in YOU’RE NEXT’s construction of the hyper-competitiveness of modern high school life as murder is upsetting. These smart kids are left to fight it out with no one they can trust—not even each other. It’s bleak and it’s sad but go get your popcorn because it’s compelling as hell.”

    - Stephanie Tromly, author of the TROUBLE IS A FRIEND OF MINE trilogy

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Flora I Need Your Help Come Fast

ABOUT YOU’RE NEXT

When a girl with a troubled history of finding dead bodies investigates the murder of her ex, she uncovers a plot to put herself—and everyone she loves—on the list of who’s next.

Flora Calhoun has a reputation for sticking her nose where it doesn’t belong. After stumbling upon a classmate’s body years ago, the trauma of that discovery and the police’s failure to find the killer has haunted her ever since. One night, she gets a midnight text from Ava McQueen, the beautiful girl who had ignited Flora’s heart last summer, then never spoke to her again. Just in time to witness Ava’s death from a gunshot wound, Flora is set on a path of rage and vengeance for all the dead girls whose killer is never found. Her tunnel-visioned sleuthing leads to valuable clues about a shocking conspiracy involving her school and beyond, but also earns her sinister threats from the murderer. She has a choice—to give up the hunt for answers, or keep digging and risk her loved ones’ lives. Either way, Flora will regret the consequences. Who’s next on the killer’s list?

How Far Would You Go For Vengeance?

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WARNING

YOU’RE NEXT contains depictions of violence–including gun violence, and the murder of a Black, queer teenage girl–as well as mentions of “off screen” child abuse & domestic violence. If that means this book is not for you, you have all my respect & love.

PRAISE FOR YOU’RE NEXT

“Schachte’s debut novel has the pacing of a stick of dynamite: a slow burn leading to an explosive ending.”

– School Library Journal

“A serrated, black-lipsticked Nancy Drew, YOU’RE NEXT is a tantalizing neo-noir joyride.”

– Derek Milman, author of SWIPE RIGHT FOR MURDER

“Schachte has done an impressive job taking a hard-boiled detective story and turning it on its head…an addictive page-turner for YA mystery fans, especially those looking for a Veronica Mars–like read.”

– Booklist

“In her gripping debut, Schachte merges the spirit of Nancy Drew with modern-day sensibilities: Flora’s intrepid drive for justice is keyed to intense vulnerability and lingering trauma.”

– Publisher’s Weekly 

“The realness in YOU’RE NEXT’s construction of the hyper-competitiveness of modern high school life as murder is upsetting. These smart kids are left to fight it out with no one they can trust—not even each other. It’s bleak and it’s sad but go get your popcorn because it’s compelling as hell.”

-Stephanie Tromly, author of the TROUBLE IS A FRIEND OF MINE trilogy

“With a sharp-edged, savvy heroine and a plot that twists and digs, YOU’RE NEXT is both a page-turning thriller and the witty, authentic story of a teenage girl forging her own identity. Kylie Schachte has crafted a debut that will pull you into the dark from start to finish.”

-Hannah Capin, author of FOUL IS FAIR and DEAD QUEENS CLUB

“This read would suit a brooding young adult who welcomes a tumultuous ride and eventual heartbreak.”

– Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

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Kylie Schachte – Author of You’re Next

Kylie Schachte

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Kylie Schachte is a graduate from Sarah Lawrence College and an active member of the Pitch Wars online community as both an alum & mentor. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, cat, and giant dog. YOU’RE NEXT is her first book.

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Kylie Schachte lived in nine different cities–from Moscow to Los Angeles–before making her home in Portland, Oregon. She’s a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, and an active member of the Pitch Wars online community as both a program alum and mentor. When she’s not writing, she can be found attending concerts, exploring the Pacific Northwest, and refereeing between her tiny cat and giant dog—the cat always wins.

YOU’RE NEXT is Kylie’s debut novel. Learn more about her at kylieschachte.com, and follow her on Twitter or Instagram @kylieschachte

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For inquiries about YOU’RE NEXT, including press & publicity:

Jordan Mondell: jordan.mondell@hbgusa.com

For inquiries about film/TV rights:

Mary Pender: PenderM@unitedtalent.com
Olivia Fanaro: Olivia.Fanaro@unitedtalent.com

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Margaret Sutherland Brown: margaret@foliolit.com

If you would like to get in touch with me directly:

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