Marlene Perez is the author of paranormal and urban fantasy books, including the bestselling teen vampire novel THE AFTERLIFE OF THE PARTY and the sequel I’M WITH THE BANNED. A SUCKER FOR YOU, the third book in the Afterlife trilogy is out now!.
She’s also the author of best-selling DEAD IS series for teens. The first book in the series, 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.