J.S. Frankel’s most recent book is Catnip.

Other books by this author are:
Lindsay Versus the Marauders
Lindsay, Jo and the Tree of Forever
The Tower 
Death Bytes



Harry Goldman, teenage DNA researcher, genius, and total nerd, is thrown into jail for illegal transgenic research. Freed by the FBI on the condition he works under their aegis, Harry is taken to New York where he meets Anastasia, a cat-girl and the product of transgenic engineering. No sooner do they get acquainted then they are attacked by another creature, a bear which is more than a bear, and are forced to flee for their lives. Along the way, they encounter furries, Doug the Dog, find out that they are more into each other emotionally than they’re willing to admit, and end up in the Catskill Mountains where Harry finds out the shocking truth about how Anastasia was created…and what she was created for.


“Loved every minute of this book. pulled me right in very first page.. very well-written and fast-pace read!!” by Theresa Needham fehse

“‘Catnip’ had my mind working on the perils of genetic manipulation and modification and coming up with my own list of ‘what ifs.’ A great topic to spark my nerdy imagination! ” by Wendy Anne

“This was definitely my favorite book from J. S. Frankel so far, although I loved his past works. But, seriously, it was so original and full of action and I absolutely loved the whole espionage intrigue. Absolute work of genius! ” by Shayla Mist

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About the author

J.S. Frankel was born in Toronto, Canada, many moons ago and managed to scrape through high school and university, earning a BA in English Literature and leaving no book unopened during his time at the University of Toronto. Shortly after graduation, he moved to Japan in order to teach English to the hapless residents of whichever city he happened to be living at the time.

In 1997, he married the charming Akiko Koike and their union produced two rather interesting children. Frankel and his family make their home in Osaka where he teaches during the day and attempts to write YA fiction at night.

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