Press Kit

Short bio

Kali Wallace studied geology and geophysics before she realized she enjoyed inventing imaginary worlds more than she liked researching the real one. Her short fiction has appeared in Clarkesworld, F&SF, Asimov's, and After spending most of her life in Colorado, she now lives in southern California. Her debut novel Shallow Graves is available now from HarperCollins.


Longer bio

For most of her life Kali Wallace was going to be a scientist when she grew up. She studied geology in college, partly because she could get course credit for hiking and camping, and eventually earned a PhD in geophysics researching earthquakes in India and the Himalayas. Only after she had her shiny new doctorate in hand did she admit that she loved inventing imaginary worlds as much as she liked exploring the real one. Her short fiction has appeared in Clarkesworld, F&SF, Asimov's, Lightspeed, and She was born in Colorado and spent most of her life there, but now lives in southern California. Her debut YA horror novel Shallow Graves is out now from Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins.

About Shallow Graves

Seventeen-year-old Breezy Lin wakes up in a shallow grave one year after her death with the ability to sense who around her is hiding a murderous past. She sets out to discover what is to become of her in the gritty, dangerous world of magic and monsters to which she now belongs—where killers hide in plain sight and a sinister cult is hunting for creatures like her. 

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books/Harper Collins

Genre: YA horror

Page count: 368

On sale: January 26, 2016

ISBN: 9780062366207

ISBN 10: 0062366203

Available in hardcover, ebook, and audio formats.

Praise for Shallow Graves

"It’s a fast-paced story with an interesting hook, and a thoughtful look at what it means to be human versus what it means to be a monster. The end result is a superbly crafted debut bound to entrance." – Booklist starred review


“Constantly entertaining, intriguing, and suspenseful.” – Kirkus


“Kali Wallace has created a world that's both natural and unsettling …and reminds us with Breezy's story that true terror is not a monster, but what lurks in the dark corners of human nature." – Madeleine Roux, NYT bestselling author of the Asylum series.


"Kali Wallace's Shallow Graves is a stunner. Gripping, gory, and insightful." – Kendare Blake, author of Anna Dressed in Blood and Antigoddess


“A phenomenally written, spine-chilling story, Kali Wallace’s Shallow Graves is sure to keep you up all night.” – Kimberly Derting, author of the Body Finder series


"A fast-paced ride through a dark, imaginative world." – Mindy McGinnis, author of Not a Drop to Drink and A Madness So Discreet