I have a new book coming out! It’s called TEXTING THE UNDERWORLD, and it will be in bookstores August 15, 2013.
I’ve been busily working on it since the publication of SMALL PERSONS WITH WINGS, which (*flutters eyelashes modestly*) made “Best of 2011” lists for Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and The Washington Post, among others.
Here’s a little about the new book:
Perpetual scaredy-cat Conor O’Neill has the fright of his life when a banshee named Ashling shows up in his bedroom. Ashling is—as all banshees are—a harbinger of death, and she’s sure someone in Conor’s family is about to require her services. But she’s new at this banshee business, and first she insists on going to middle school.
Even as Conor desperately tries to hide her identity from his classmates and teachers, he realizes there’s no way to avoid paying a visit to the underworld if he wants to keep his family safe.
There will be much more about Ashling, Conor, and their world on this site as publication day approaches. In the meantime, have a look around, read about my sometimes pathetic life and cool background stuff on my earlier novels. Let me know if you have any questions!
*The Goatman painting and the header are by Robert Shillady. The Goatman is featured in my first novel, THE UNNAMEABLES.