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Texting the Underworld book cover

Small Persons with Wings cover

Unnameables cover


I've been having a great time launching my new book, TEXTING THE UNDERWORLD, which came out in August. I did a blog tour! Got great reviews! Was identified by Kirkus Reviews as "one the best kids' writers you've never heard of." (You've heard of me, though, right? 'Cuz you're here . . . right?)  

Anyway, here's what the new book's about: 

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.

To read more about Ashling and banshees (and check out some of the lovely reviews!), go to the drop-down menu at the top of the page. You can also 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.