Kathy Charles

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IN THE END WE ALL FADE TO BLACK. Pink-haired Hilda and oddball loner Benji are not your typical teenagers. Instead of going to parties or hanging out at the mall, they comb the city streets and suburban culs-de-sac of Los Angeles for sites of celebrity murder and suicide. Bound by their interest in the macabre, Hilda and Benji neglect their schoolwork and their social lives in favor of prowling the most notorious crime scenes in Hollywood history and collecting odd mementos of celebrity death....



An offbeat and unexpectedly moving debut novel about two teenagers who let their obsession with celebrity death interfere with living life.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. You can't judge someone until you've walked in their shoes, no matter how perfect their life may seem to you.

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. Paul Zindel, Stephen King, Bret Easton Ellis, Steve Martin, John Gilmore, James Ellroy.

Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

A. Pet Sematary by Stephen King
The Pleasure of My Company by Steve Martin
Lunar Park by Bret Easton Ellis
Pardon Me, You're Stepping On My Eyeball! by Paul Zindel
The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Keep writing, and don't ever stop.

Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

A. This book would make an awesome movie.

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