Author of YA & Adult fiction
Elle Cosimano



“This chilling, moving story of a wrongly convicted murderer, John “Smoke” Conlan, depicts the life of an inmate who never sees himself getting set free. He finds unexpected love… and truth in the least expected places.” 5Q, 5P — Shirley Yan, Teen Reviewer, VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates)

ALAN/NCTE March 2016 Monthly Pick 

2017 Bram Stoker Award® Nominee

2017 International Thriller Award Nominee: Best Young Adult Novel


Attention Media Specialists and Educators!

I’m giving away a book club set of six (6) paperback copies of HOLDING SMOKE, including a snazzy Classroom Discussion Guide, to one lucky high school book club! Enter by by 5pm EST Wednesday, January 31st for a chance to win (US only)!

To enter, please use the contact form on this site and be sure to include the following information about your club:


*Your Name

*Your Title (if you are a student, please also include the name of your book club sponsor)

*Your email address

*Your School or Library

*School or Library’s Mailing Address

*Tell me about your book club and why it’s awesome. 


The winning club will be selected by the author, and will be notified by email on February 1st. 

Good luck!






26, 2018 |

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