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And the reviews are fantastic.

“Van Diepen’s story about two teens facing the complexities of love amid gang life and family problems is fast-paced, enticing, and sexy.” (School Library Journal)

“It’s fast-paced, telenovela-style drama with dance parties, poetry slams, fights, blackmail, and life-threatening peril.” (Kirkus Reviews)

Stay tuned for news on what’s next!


It hits the shelves on April 11, 2017. Pre-order now!


There’s going to be a THIRD book in the ON THE EDGE series! Look out for RUN THE RISK in early 2017.


The next installment of the ON THE EDGE series, LIGHT OF DAY, is out!
You can order it here.
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It’s a USA Today Must-Read Romance, and Kirkus Reviews says it’s “Ideal for readers who prefer a high romance–to–thrills ratio.” Hope you enjoy it!


You wanted to know what happened to Eric and Julia. You’ll have your answer in ON THE EDGE, coming out in November!


Awesome news! Andre Royo — you know him as Bubbles from “THE WIRE” — said about TAKEDOWN:

“A compelling story of innocence lost but pure humanity found…BRAVO!”


Kirkus Reviews says it’s “A smart and believably gritty tale of the streets with genuine heart.”

Booklist says: “This will win van Diepen new and dedicated fans.”

And Quill and Quire says, “Takedown is one hell of a page-turner”

Don’t forget to check out the new editions of STREET PHARM and SNITCH with their awesome covers.


Now available for pre-order!

Pre-order from Amazon.

Pre-order from Chapters.


THE VAMPIRE STALKER has been named a Red Maple Honour Book! It’s part of the Forest of Reading program–Canada’s largest recreational reading program–with more than 250,000 students participating. Students get to vote for their favorites!