SUCH LOVELY SKIN by Tatiana Schlote-Bonne, set to be released on September 17, 2024, has received a lovely review from Kirkus which is available to read in full on their website, and will also be published in the July 15th edition of Kirkus Reviews!

“Classic horror imagery is paired with a flawed protagonist who reckons with the guilt and grief caused by her habit of lying and her obsession with streaming. […] A fast-paced supernatural mystery ideal for fans of horror games.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Viv isn’t known for telling the truth, but she’s not lying about having an evil doppelganger.

After spending the summer wracked with guilt about causing the accident that killed her little sister, ambitious gamer and chronic liar Viv returns to Twitch streaming. She never told her parents the truth about the accident, but she hopes that maybe making it big in streaming and giving the money to them is penance enough for her mistakes.

The weekend before school starts, Viv finds the perfect horror game to make her Twitch comeback, and during an offline practice run, an NPC asks Viv for a secret. She decides to tell them the truth about her sister’s death since a game could never share her secret―in doing so, she accidentally welcomes a demonic mimic into her life.

No one believes Viv when she tells them about her evil doppelganger. Viv has lied to get her best friend’s sympathy and has spread rumors for attention, so why should anyone trust her now? The only person who believes her is Ash, a cute social outcast whom Viv once bullied. In trying to clear her name and kill the mimic, Viv discovers that her lies have hurt people who never deserved it, herself included.

Tatiana Schlote-Bonne is a mixed-race Japanese American author with an MFA in creative writing from the University of Iowa. She won the 2020 Diverse Worlds grant from the Speculative Literature Foundation and 2nd place in the 2019 Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards for short fiction. Her work has been published in Narrative Magazine, F(r)iction, and Los Angeles Review. She lives in Iowa.

Tatiana is represented by Amanda Orozco.