Marlene Perez is the author of books for teens , including the best-selling DEAD IS series for teens. She's written two teen romances for Scholastic/Point. She is the author of an adult urban fantasy trilogy with Orbit Books.
Her novels have been featured in Girl’s Life, Seventeen, and Cosmopolitan. DEAD IS THE NEW BLACK was named an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers as well as an ALA Popular Paperback. DEAD IS JUST A RUMOR was on VOYA's 2011 Best Science Fiction, Horror, & Fantasy List.
She grew up in Story City, Iowa and is the youngest of twelve children. She lives in Orange County, California with her husband and children. Visit Marlene at www.marleneperez.com.