Tonya Hurley - Author

About the Author

Tonya Hurley is a critically-acclaimed writer/director whose credits span film, television, live performance and interactive media. Her career is marked by a unique ability to blend her commercial and underground sensibilities into accessible, but edgy projects.

Hurley began her career after earning a degree in Writing from the University of Pittsburgh, where she was an active member of the Pittsburgh Filmmakers - shooting several experimental films on Super 8. She then moved to NYC and became a publicist for such artists as John Lydon, Paul Westerberg, Depeche Mode, The Cure, Erasure, Prince, Morrissey, George Michael, John Cale and Bush.

Tonya's most recent creation is ghostgirl, a character which she began developing via her Webby Award-nominated website ghostgirl.com and her AOL RED exclusive site ghostgirlonred.com.

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The Blessed: Hallowed Book 3

The Blessed: Hallowed Book 3

Author: Tonya Hurley Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/08/2015

Agnes, Lucy and Cecilia. Three teenage girls, each an embodiment of a martyred saint. Three girls who have sacrificed everything for their belief in Sebastian, the boy who stole their hearts. Now that Lucy has paid the ultimate price, Cecilia and Agnes must find faith in their own destinies. Now they are icons, beloved and infamous. As the world turns against them and forces try to undermine them, will they be able to hold on to what they believe is true? Will they survive the final test? And what awaits them: eternal shame or eternal fame? A dark, contemporary rock 'n' roll retelling of three famous female martyrs - Agnes, Cecilia and Lucy - and their transformation from street deliquents to soul models - set against the backdrop of Brooklyn, New York. 'Intense, visceral, powerful.' Books for Keeps

The Blessed: Passionaries Book 2

The Blessed: Passionaries Book 2

Author: Tonya Hurley Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2013

Now that Agnes, Lucy and Cecilia have learned of their fate - each an embodiment of a martyred saint - a powerful and unique bond unites them. They will need each other now that the mysterious and seductive Sebastian is dead. His words stay with them: in order to truly save themselves they will need to perform two miracles. Sebastian's heart holds the key to their destiny, but it was taken from his body when he was killed. They must hunt it down, but they are not the only ones looking In the battle for Sebastian's heart each of the girls must give up something dear to them ... and one of them will pay the ultimate price. A dark, contemporary rock 'n' roll retelling of three famous female martyrs - Agnes, Cecilia and Lucy - and their transformation from street deliquents to soul models. 'Intense, visceral, powerful.' Books for Keeps

Blessed

Blessed

Author: Tonya Hurley Format: eBook Release Date: 25/09/2012

From the author of the New York Times bestselling ghostgirl series, the start to a captivating and haunting teen trilogy about three girls who become entangled with an enigmatic boya boy who believes he is a saint.What if martyrs and saints lived among us? And what if you were told you were one of them? Meet Agnes, Cecilia, and Lucy. Three lost girls, each searching for something. But what they find is Beyond Belief.

Homecoming Ghostgirl: Homecoming Homecoming

Homecoming Ghostgirl: Homecoming Homecoming

Author: Tonya Hurley Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/08/2010

Charlotte may have graduated Dead Ed but that's not the end of her story Life, for Charlotte, was one bitter disappointment after another. And it seems death isn't going to be much different. Convinced that graduating Dead Ed was her route to the afterlife Charlotte is a little surprised to find she has to complete an internship! Answering the phones at a help centre for troubled teens isn't proving brilliantly exciting. Until Scarlet calls: a pedicure-gone-hideously-wrong has landed Petula in a coma and Scarlet thinks Charlotte is the only person who can help...

ghostgirl: Lovesick

ghostgirl: Lovesick

Author: Tonya Hurley Format: eBook Release Date: 12/07/2010

Before she can rest in peace, Charlotte Usher must return to the tragic site of her death: high school. Once there, her assignment is to help a designated teen solve a personal problem in time for the all-important prom. But no one explained what happens if you fall in love with your class project. Charlotte would die (again) for love but facing the all-too-familiar feeling of invisibility may be too much for her to swallow.

Ghostgirl

Ghostgirl

Author: Tonya Hurley Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/09/2009

Charlotte Usher has always felt invisible at school. But now she has a plan to break into the popular crowd and nothing is going to stop her. Not even death. It's the first day of the rest of Charlotte's life. She isn't going to be invisible any more. And she's not going to stop at just getting noticed, she's determined that she'll be envied! Much to Charlotte's surprise her plan actually seems to be working: Petula, the most popular girl at school has finally acknowledged her existence and her lab partner for the rest of the term is none other than Damen Dylan, school heart-throb and object of Charlotte's desire. It's only a matter of time before she's accepted into their elite circle...that is until, in her excitement, Charlotte chokes to death on a gummy bear. So, OK, it's the first day of the rest of Charlotte's death - why should that change her plans?

ghostgirl: Homecoming

ghostgirl: Homecoming

Author: Tonya Hurley Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2009

Heaven couldn't be a phone bank, could it?Charlotte Usher discovers that the afterlife isn't quite what she pictured when she's forced to intern at a hotline for troubled teens. Before she can officially cross over, she'll have to be a source of guidance for one such teen. The problem is she doesn't have much advice to offer since dying hasn't exactly boosted her confidence level. But when Hawthorne High's leading, love-to-hate cheerleader Petula and her gothic little sis' Scarlet find themselves suddenly resting-in-peace in comas, Charlotte's opportunity to save them will prove to be the risk of a lifetime-for all of them.Praise for ghostgirl:* Polished dark-and-deadpan humor, it's a natural fit with Gen Y, too."e; --Publishers Weekly (starred review)* "e;[Tonya] beats out witty teen-speak like a punk-band drummer, keeping the narrative fast-paced and fun yet thought-provokingly heartwarming. Goofy, ghastly, intelligent, electrifying."e; --Kirkus (starred review)*"e;Tim Burton and Edgar Allan Poe devotees will die for this fantastic, phantasmal read."e; --School Library Journal (starred review)* "e;Readers with a taste for black humor and satire will feast on Hurley's crisp, wise dialogue. Anticipate a well deserved cult following."e; --VOYA (starred review)

ghostgirl

ghostgirl

Author: Tonya Hurley Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2008

Now I lay me down to sleep,I pray the Lord my soul to keep.And if I should die before I awake,I pray the popular attend my wake.Charlotte Usher feels practically invisible at school, and then one day she really is invisible. Even worse: she's dead. And all because she choked on a gummy bear. But being dead doesn't stop Charlotte from wanting to be popular; it just makes her more creative about achieving her goal. If you thought high school was a matter of life or death, wait till you see just how true that is. In this satirical, yet heartfelt novel, Hurley explores the invisibility we all feel at some times and the lengths we'll go to be seen. Praise for ghostgirl:* Polished dark-and-deadpan humor, it's a natural fit with Gen Y, too."e; --Publishers Weekly (starred review)* "e;[Tonya] beats out witty teen-speak like a punk-band drummer, keeping the narrative fast-paced and fun yet thought-provokingly heartwarming. Goofy, ghastly, intelligent, electrifying."e; --Kirkus (starred review)*"e;Tim Burton and Edgar Allan Poe devotees will die for this fantastic, phantasmal read."e; --School Library Journal (starred review)* "e;Readers with a taste for black humor and satire will feast on Hurley's crisp, wise dialogue. Anticipate a well deserved cult following."e; --VOYA (starred review)"e;Written with deadpan wit...this is a 'Wonderful Life'-like tale."e; -New York Post"e;A sincere (and humorous) exploration of how we all feel invisible at one time or another...perfect read."e; -CosmoGirl

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