About Diana Urban

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Diana Urban is an author of dark, twisty thrillers for teens, including All Your Twisted Secrets (HarperTeen, March 17th 2020). When she’s not torturing fictional characters, she’s a marketing manager at BookBub, a leading book discovery platform, where she regularly publishes book promotion tips. Outside the bookish world, Diana lives with her husband and cat in Boston, and enjoys reading, yoga, fawning over cute animals, and looking at the beach from a safe distance.

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A Bit More Trivia (For Those Who Want It)

I’m originally from New York, where I cultured deep-rooted obsessions with Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and a myriad of other nerdy fandoms. Desperate to avoid life in a cubicle, I went to Boston University to major in film. While I later switched my major to advertising, I’m happy to report that no cubicles are involved in my marketing career — at Boston tech startups like BookBub and HubSpot, we bask in open office spaces and depend on noise-cancelling headphones to get any work done.

In the back of my mind, I always wanted to be the next J.K. Rowling or R.L. Stine. But life, launching my career, and loads of other silly excuses got in the way. Finally, in December 2012, I went on a business trip to Paris, where I witnessed something terrifying and fascinating. It inspired me to write my first young adult thriller. That book never got published. But we don’t have to talk about that.

I live in Boston, Massachusetts with my husband Bryan and our cat Kitty, who acts like a dog. She’s probably rebelling against our lack of creativity while naming her.

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Information About My Debut Novel

Title: All Your Twisted Secrets
Publisher: HarperTeen / HarperCollins
Release date: March 17th, 2020
Formats: Hardcover, ebook, audio
Rights sold: UK, Canada, Australia, France, Russia, Romania
ISBN-10: 0062908219
ISBN-13: 978-0062908216

What do the queen bee, star athlete, valedictorian, stoner, loner, and music geek all have in common? They were all invited to a scholarship dinner, only to discover it’s a trap. Someone has locked them into a room with a bomb, a syringe filled with poison, and a note saying they have an hour to pick someone to kill … or else everyone dies.

Amber Prescott is determined to get her classmates and herself out of the room alive, but that might be easier said than done. No one knows how they’re all connected or who would want them dead. As they retrace the events over the past year that might have triggered their captor’s ultimatum, it becomes clear that everyone is hiding something. And with the clock ticking down, confusion turns into fear, and fear morphs into panic as they race to answer the biggest question: Who will they choose to die?