John Corey Whaley

Honoree, 2011 5 Under 35
Finalist, 2014 National Book Awards

John Corey Whaley is a former teacher from Springhill, Louisiana. Where Things Come Back is his first novel. He was named a Spring 2011 Flying Start Author by Publishers Weekly.
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Where Things Come Back

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Atheneum Books for Young Readers

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NOGGIN

Noggin, by John Corey Whaley
ISBN 9781442458727 Atheneum Books for Young Readers/ Simon & Schuster

The in-between part is still a little fuzzy, but Travis can tell you that, at some point or another, his head got chopped off and shoved into a freezer in Denver, Colorado. Five years later, it was reattached to some other guy’s body, and well, here he is. More about this book >

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John Corey Whaley

John Corey Whaley is a former teacher from Springhill, Louisiana. Where Things Come Back is his first novel. He was named a Spring 2011 Flying Start Author by Publishers Weekly. His novel was a Spring 2011 Okra Pick by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and is currently a nominee for the American Library Association’s Best Fiction for Young Adults 2012.  The ABC Children’s Group also included Whaley on their New Voices for Teens Top Ten List this year.  He found an agent for Where Things Come Back through www.webook.com, being the first author to do so using this medium, and you can watch him on YouTube as WeBook’s #1 AgentInbox Success Story.

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