Could Rutherford native Siobhan Vivian be the next Stephenie Meyer? She’s well on her way, with a brand new trilogy of young-adult novels set to debut in 2012.
Starting with Burn for Burn, the novels follow three high school girls who overcome their differences and band together to seek revenge on those who have wronged them. What they don’t realize at first is that a mysterious supernatural element has brought the teens together for a reason.
“You can sense that something is not right,” says Zareen Jaffery, an executive editor at publisher Simon & Schuster. “When you learn what it is, it’s a mind-blowing moment.”
A graduate of Rutherford High School, Vivian has written three young adult novels -- A Little Friendly Advice, Not That Kind of Girl and Same Difference -- all of which are available on Amazon. This new trilogy, co-written with her friend Jenny Han, begins with Burn for Burn in the fall of 2012, followed by Fire with Fire in 2013 and Ashes to Ashes in 2014.
Vivian currently lives in Pittsburgh, where she teaches a course on writing youth literature at the University of Pittsburgh.