These are my books. There are many like them, but these ones are mine.


The Bone Witch series

The Bone Witch

When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that she’s a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. But Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and her brother to another land for training.

In her new home, Tea puts all her energy into becoming an asha — one who can wield elemental magic. But dark forces are approaching quickly, and in the face of danger, Tea will have to overcome her obstacles…and make a powerful choice

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 The Girl from the Well series

The Girl from the Well

There is a terrible contorting, in the way the figure moves. It does not crawl. It does not speak. There is only a dreadful, singular purpose in the manner its fingers and feet scuttle closer, spread from its body like a human spider, though I am neither human nor spider.

A dead girl walks the quiet streets of Applegate, leaving mangled bodies of child murderers in her wake. But when a boy with strange tattoos moves into the neighborhood, so, she realizes, does something else.

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The Girl from the Well series

The Suffering

Some people keep dangerous hobbies; skydiving and driving at monster truck rallies and glacier surfing. Me? I cast my soul into the churning waters of potential damnation and wait for a bite.

It’s been two years since Tark Halloway’s nightmare ended. Free from the evil spirit that haunted him all his life, he now aids the ghostly Okiku and avenges the souls of innocent children by hunting down their murderers. But when an old friend disappears in Japan’s infamous ‘suicide forest’, both discover a strange village inside Aokigahara, where strange things lie waiting.

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the author

here’s some stuff. but really the only thing you should know about me is that I’ve still got all my teeth and that I’m easily distrac

the blog

i have an opinion, because this is the internet

New site layout!

New site layout, and more! 12 JUNE, 2017 The original intention was to have this site revamped by December 2016. Shows you how much I love to procrastinate, I guess. Better late than never? I am in love with the responsive and fluid one-page-note sites I see popping...
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Details about the giveaways at the end of this post! But first, a story to celebrate! It's never felt right not to have a The Girl from the well story out for Halloween, so here's a little something I wrote for the occasion!     The Skinless Man An hour...
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THE SUFFERING Giveaways on October 25!

Over the last couple of years, roughly 85% of the questions I get from readers include: is there gonna be another book in your The Girl from the Well series? Please let me know if there's another book out! Will this be a trilogy? Does this mean Tark and Okiku's story...
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What’s happening at Book(dot)con & the Barnes and Noble Teen Book Fest!

Some happy news! Book(dot)con is an online convention started by Diana Sousa where authors can talk about writing, characters, and stories, and conduct workshops! The first ever con will be held online from June 19-20. 2016, and all you need to do to attend is have...
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The Bone Witch : Hypable’s Cover Reveal + more Info!

My editor emailed me the cover mock-up to this last year. Yes, last year. That was how long I've been sitting on my hands with this information and this cover. Totally worth it. Behold! The fruit of my loins. Mind the thigh gap. LOOKIT HOW PRETTY IT IS. The shiny gold...
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YASH Spring 2016 Contest!

Yes - we're doing it again! HOW DOES THIS WORK? This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors...and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this...
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New Book Deal: The Bone Witch

After what feels like an eternity, I can - finally! - make my big announcement: "Annette Pollert-Morgan at Sourcebooks Fire has acquired two YA novels from Rin Chupeco. The first, entitled The Bone Witch, follows a young necromancer who recounts the dramatic story of...
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One Month Countdown to THE SUFFERING (GR giveaway, and other books)

One month before the sequel to THE GIRL FROM THE WELL hits bookstores, which is exciting news for me! Here's a bunch of social media badges to celebrate! That said, there's also a pretty fantastic GoodReads giveaway happening right now, should you like a chance to win...
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That Post Where I List Down my Current Novels in Progress

When I first started this blog, I thought that I ought to write entries at every opportunity. As time went on, I scaled back that wishful thinking, and proposed to blog whenever I could. Now, with more things to juggle both online and off, I've been wiser and have...
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Quick Updates!

I haven't been posting here as much as I'd like to, and that is sad. A quick summary of reasons: Baby Ezio is thriving, and we are awesome. I haven't had sleep longer than three hours since May 2014, and there are checkups and shots and baby food and baths and nap...
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works in progress

list of upcoming works still a.) unfinished; b.) undergoing major revisions, or c.) suffering from acute plotdevelopmentlimboitis. all works fictional. especially the parts my mother disapproves of. and the parts that are illegal. allegedly.


The Shadowglass

I have always known darkness.

It has always been my friend. It has always been my enemy. Some days it is a mist over my eyes, leaving me blind to what should be so obvious… but some days I wipe that fog away, and realize I see more clearly in its aftermath than I ever had before it.

The darkness has always been inside me, I think, long before I raised my brother from the dead. My silver heartsglass merely gave it a mouth, made it realize that it too, can hunger….


The Firekeeper

The firebird chirped a warning, but the shades paid little heed. So it sighed – a resigned, I-really-did-warn-you-about-this-you-know sigh – and glowed. Its feathers, a variety of yellows and reds and oranges tipped with a subtle silver shimmer, flared. Its majestic tail fanned out like a vestal train, whipping at slow, concentrated intervals. Despite its bravado, it had a wide-eyed curiosity about it suggesting it had not been a firebird for very long and, if the shades had their way, would not be one for much longer.


[manuscript codename: 'Ibarra']

When evening steals into the city of Tondo, the Divisoria market district gives way; they trade in their wares of dried fish and vegetables for blood and curses. They’ll roll up their bolts of cloth, put away the assortment of pots and pans on display. They’ll pack up the toys and school supplies on wholesale, the cheap fashion jewelry and pirated DVDs sold in bulk.

Because when night comes, there are different stalls here. Different rules.

Most people would call this the Divisoria Bone Market.

They’re wrong, of course.

book trailers

proposal: submit trailers to editors instead of one-page book synopses. you’re welcome, authors


i am better at exploring the world than dealing with it. 

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social media expert. i once thought an éclat was some kind of chocolate cake. i am a writer, by the way

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