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Before contacting me, please visit the FAQ page here first and make sure that I haven’t answered your question already. This is particularly important regarding public speaking and writing/story/collaboration requests.

My literary agent is Russell Galen, at Scovil, Galen, Ghosh Literary Agency. He handles all queries about licensing rights and sub-rights related to all of my books, and will handle your inquiry, or connect you with the appropriate party.

For queries regarding THE WATER KNIFE, please contact my Vintage publicist Kate Runde at

For queries regarding THE WINDUP GIRL and PUMP SIX AND OTHER STORIES, please contact Night Shade Books/Skyhorse publicist Sam Caggiula at

For queries regarding my young adult or children’s novels, SHIP BREAKER, THE DROWNED CITIES, THE DOUBT FACTORY, and ZOMBIE BASEBALL BEATDOWN, please contact my publicist at Little, Brown, Kristina Aven at

If you still need to make contact with me, you may email my assistant Arlyn Alderdice at:

contact [at] windupstories (dot) com

Arlyn will make sure you get a response in a timely matter. Again, be aware that if your query relates to travel invitations, literary events, anthology invites, etc. the answer is probably going to be no.

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