J. Marin Younker worked as a public librarian for thirteen years, booktalking in the schools, leading teen book groups and programming, and managing collections. Earning a degree in History from Western Washington University, Marin went on to graduate school for an MLIS at the University of Washington. Marin now lives in the Seattle area with her family and animal menagerie.

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Bleed, Blister, Puke, and Purge is out now with Zest Books! Order your copy from your local indie or Barnes & Noble or  Amazon.

“An engrossing, entertaining history of medicine for those who enjoy it told with a heavy dose of blood and guts.”—Kirkus (Aug. 15, 2016)

“A compelling read that will be useful as a companion text for early U.S. history curricula and for students with an interest in the macabre.”—School Library Journal (Sept. 1, 2016)

“An informative and eye-opening traipse through American history.”—Booklist (Oct. 1, 2016)