, author of teen books Sick
, spoke with teens at the North Natomas Library via Google+ Hangout
on April 23.
Leveen’s latest, Sick
, was released last October. This zombie novel for young adults has been called “Breakfast Club
meets The Walking Dead
.” When a deadly virus hits a high school, only the outcasts have a chance to survive, hidden away in the theater department and other places to the cool kids don’t go.
After more than 20 years as an actor, director and artistic director for live theater companies, Leveen
published his first YA novel, Party
, in 2010. He has quickly gained a following for his ear for dialogue and his ability to tell believable yet fantastic stories from a young person’s point of view.