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Jeff Altabef lives in New York with his wife, two daughters, and Charlie the dog. He spends time volunteering at the writing center in the local community college. After years of being accused of “telling stories,” he thought he would make it official.

He writes in both the thriller and young adult genres. Fourteenth Colony, a political thriller from Tate Publishing, was his debut novel. Evolved Publishing released his second novel, the thriller Shatter Point, in 2014, and will release his young adult fantasy series Chosen, co-written with his daughter Erynn, starting in the spring of 2015.

Jeff has a column on The Examiner focused on writing, and a blog designed to encourage writing by those that like telling stories. You can find his blog, The Accidental Writers’ Workshop, on The Chappaqua-MountKisco Patch.


Bio_Pic-Erynn_Altabef_72dpi_182x190Erynn Altabef is an avid reader, dancer, and community activist. When she’s not in High School, she loves Starbucks, performing in school musicals, baking, and watching movies with her friends.

Some of her favorite authors are Veronica Roth, Joelle Charbonneau, and her dad! (That would be Jeff Altabef.) She has co-authored with her dad the Chosen series of young adult fantasy thrillers.


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ScorchedSoulsWatch for this young adult fantasy from the father/daughter team of Jeff Altabef & Erynn Altabef, the final installment in the “Chosen” series, to release October 24, 2016.

Fate and destiny clash in the explosive, heart-pounding conclusion to the award-winning Chosen series.


Survival is not enough.
Alliances will be formed.
Loyalties tested.
A choice made.

Juliet Wildfire Stone is not just a Chosen, she’s the Alpha. The fate of Earth may well rest in her hands, but when she meets the Prime Elector at last, the mortal enemy at the center of her new destiny, he proves not to be what she expected.

Plunged into a conflict between two ancient foes, one that threatens to rip Earth apart, Juliet must navigate her new path, form unlikely alliances, and solve ancient mysteries. She needs to set aside her fears, make the tough choices set before her, and become the Alpha Chosen once and for all.

The cost to Juliet does not matter; too much depends on her. She cannot allow Earth to be cast into a darkness from which it might never escape.

Yet she cannot do it alone. Will the other Chosen follow her? Or will the people of Earth be enslaved for all time?


RedDeathWatch for this dystopian sci-fi adventure from Jeff Altabef to release November 26, 2016.

Every child of Eden fears the Red Death. All those afflicted with the disease die young, their souls stripped away as punishment for ancient sins long forgotten.

Seventeen-year-old Aaliss is a highly trained Guardian. For centuries, the Guardians have kept Eden a secret by killing those who get too close. Aaliss’s world shatters when her rather odd thirteen-year-old brother discovers a cure to the plague. The discovery should be treated as a miracle, but miracles are dangerous in Eden, and the all-powerful High Priest brands them as traitors. Forced to run, they seek refuge in the last place Aaliss thought she’d ever go—the land of the Soulless.

Outside of Eden, Aaliss must navigate through a medieval world filled with magic and kingdoms run by elders who are only a few years older than her. To clear her family’s name, she should return to Eden and turn her back on her new friends, but will she?

When her heart tugs her deeper into the Soulless world, she starts to question everything she once believed. The Priests say those who live outside Eden are Soulless and cursed forever. Has Aaliss’s soul been taken? She will risk everything to uncover the truth.