New author announcement! Help us welcome Kristin Smith!



Clean Teen Publishing penned a deal for Kristin Smith’s Young Adult near future thriller titled CATALYST. This new romantic dystopian series would be seen on shelves sitting next to Ally Condie’s MATCHED or Lauren Oliver’s DILIRIUM.

CATALYST will be the first book in Kristin Smith’s new series, which is scheduled to release on November 21, 2016. Find out more about CATALYST and Kristin Smith below. Make sure to give Kristin’s Facebook Page a like so you can keep up to date on CATALYST news.



In a crumbling, futuristic Las Vegas where the wealthy choose genetic modification for their children, seventeen-year-old Sienna Preston doesn’t fit in. As the only “normal” girl at the Genetically and Intellectually Gifted Academy, everyone around her is a little too pretty, a little too smart, and a little too perfect. But when her father dies suddenly, Sienna’s world changes in an instant.

To help provide for her family, Sienna becomes part of an underground ring of criminals. But not all thief-for-hire assignments go as planned, and when a covert exchange goes awry, Sienna becomes entangled with a corrupt government official who uses her lying, thieving past as leverage, and her mother as collateral.

In order to save her mother, there may be only one option—joining forces with an extremist group and their young leader who’s too hot to be bad. Problem is, this group isn’t what they seem, and the secrets they’re hiding could be more dangerous than Sienna is prepared for.

Catalyst is a thrilling adventure of danger, romance, intrigue, and deception.





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Kristin Smith writes young adult contemporary and science fiction novels. When she’s not writing, you can find her dreaming about the beach, beating her boys at Just Dance, or belting out karaoke (from the comfort of her own home). Kristin currently resides in the middle-of-nowhere North Carolina with her husband and five incredibly loud but extremely cute boys. To read more about her obsession with YA novels or her addiction to chocolate, you can visit her on her website.