Books by Karyn Langhorne Folan

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Karyn Langhorne Folan graduated from Harvard Law School and after practicing and teaching law for several years, decided to pursue her dream of becoming a writer. She is the author of twenty-one books and counting, including three young adult titles for the popular Bluford High series, four romance novels, several works of nonfiction. She has also been the ghostwriter for personalities in the entertainment and music industries. She is married and has two daughters.

The idea for The Doomsday Kids was the result of a mash-up of influences and ideas in pop culture: the popularity of the TV show, Doomsday Preppers, the end of the Mayan calendar in 2012 and the fears many people had that the world would end then, and the ongoing "war against terror" were all influences. So were The Hunger Games and Divergent books. But a bigger influence to Ms. Folan were every day teens who enjoyed those books but felt unrepresented in the imagined worlds of the future where everyone was heroic, good-looking and usually, white.

"That's just not the world--or at least not where I live," Mrs. Folan says. "The communities around Washington, DC are very culturally diverse and my kids go to school with kids from every religion, every race and every nation in the world. Our own family is the United Nations: my husband is Irish American, I'm African American. My elder daughter's father is black and Pacific Islander, so she's part Asian! All of those influences make us who we are."
"I wanted to write a science fiction book series that featured stories that featured real diversity. I wanted to tell those stories from the points of view of all different kinds of kids," she continued. "I wanted black kids and white kids, Asian kids and Latino kids, fat kids and athletes, kids with physical limitations and kids with emotional ones.

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Pretty Ugly (Bluford Series Book 18)
by Karyn Langhorne Folan
This book follows Jamee Wills, the little sister of Darcy Wills, who has appeared in many titles including Lost and Found, A Matter of Trust, and Until We Meet Again.A freshman at Bluford High, Jamee never expected Vanessa Pierce and her friends to go this far. The trouble starts at cheerleading practice when Vanessa begins teasing...
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Categories: All Teen Lit
Don't Bring Home a White Boy: And Other Notions that Keep Black Women From Dating Out
by Karyn Langhorne Folan
In Don’t Bring Home a White Boy, writer Karyn Langhorne Folan debunks the myths about interracial relationships. Drawing on real-life testimonials, she boldly tackles this difficult subject with warmth, humor, and understanding, as she explores stereotypes of black female sexuality and white male perspectives on black female...
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Categories: All Advice and How-To; All Nonfiction
Diary of an Ugly Duckling
by Karyn Langhorne
What makes an otherwise sane woman appear on a reality TV show? Especially one as drastic as Ugly Duckling? For Audra Marks, the last straw comes when she loses her shot with handsome Art Bradshaw to the prettier and lighter-skinned Esmeralda Prince. Audra's always lived in a classic movies fantasy world of diva dames and handsome...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Romance; All Sex & Erotica
Unfinished Business
by Karyn Langhorne
Black activist Erica Johnson wears her causes on her sleeve—literally. With her class of beloved fourth graders depending on her to represent their concerns, Erica's ready to confront golden-boy conservative senator Mark Newman. And she's willing to suffer through a night in jail and a battle of wits with a real-life war hero, if it...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Romance; All Sex & Erotica
Breaking Point (Bluford Series Book 16)
by Karyn Langhorne Folan
Breaking Point follows the story of Vicky Fallon, a Bluford sophomore who appears in Brothers in Arms and The Fallen. In this story, Vicky can't take it. Her father has lost his job. Her parents are constantly fighting, and her troubled little brother is out of control. Once an honor student, Vicky is quickly falling behind in her...
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Categories: All Teen Lit
Forever Young
by Scott Kyle
Forever Young is a fresh, fast paced romance adventure that reads like a Hollywood movie. Part Da Vinci Code , part National Treasure and part Indiana Jones , Forever Young follows the life of Frank Young. A seemingly average guy, Frank falls in love at first sight with a gorgeous and mysterious woman, Jackie, as their plane...
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Categories: Action and Adventure; All Romance
Ashes, Ashes #1
by Karyn Folan
After a nuclear bomb levels Washington, DC, a teen embarks on a treacherous 200-mile trek through a harrowing wasteland populated by desperate survivors to get his disabled sister to safety.
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Categories: All Science Fiction
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