Special to the Big Thrill: False Memory by Dan Krokos (Thriller Award 2013)

DAN KROKOSFALSE MEMORY

Best Young Adult Novel- False Memory

Give us your seven-word pitch on what your book is about.

Teen super soldiers fight their creators. (Did it in six!)

What does being a nominee mean to you and if you win how will you celebrate?

I’ve never won anything before, so being a nominee for something like this is incredible. The closest I’ve come to winning something was a spelling bee in elementary school, but I had never heard the word “rural” before, so I lost in front of the whole school. You’ll never see rural in one of my books.

If I won, I would celebrate with a glass of Johnnie Walker Blue, and then maybe a dinner where I was forced to wear some kind of neat formal clothing. I will probably do this anyway just for being a nominee.

After pumping gas for nine years to put himself through college, Dan Krokos became a full-time writer. He enjoys watching TV, playing MMORPGs, and drinking coffee. Follow his antics on Twitter (@DanKrokos) or visit his Web site, www.dankrokos.com.

About FALSE MEMORY: Miranda wakes up alone on a park bench with no memory. In her panic, she releases a mysterious energy that incites pure terror in everyone around her. Except for Peter, a boy who isn’t at all surprised by Miranda’s shocking ability.

Left with no choice but to trust this stranger, Miranda discovers she was trained to be a weapon and is part of an elite force of genetically altered teens who possess flawless combat skills and powers strong enough to destroy a city. But adjusting to her old life isn’t easy—especially with Noah, the boyfriend she can’t remember loving.

Then Miranda uncovers a dark truth that sets her team on the run. Suddenly her past doesn’t seem to matter…when there may not be a future.