Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Official ODD & TRUE Synopsis

We now have an official catalog synopsis for my upcoming young adult novel, Odd & True! I've also seen the cover-in-progress, which is absolutely stunning and reminds me of a movie poster for a Tim Burton film or the Showtime series Penny Dreadful. Look for the cover reveal in the coming weeks.

And now, without further ado, the synopsis . . .

Trudchen grew up hearing Odette’s stories of their monster-slaying mother and a magician’s curse. But now that Tru’s older, she’s starting to wonder if her older sister’s tales were just comforting lies, especially because there’s nothing fantastic about her own life—permanently disabled and in constant pain from childhood polio.

In 1909, after a two-year absence, Od reappears with a suitcase supposedly full of weapons and a promise to rescue Tru from the monsters on their way to attack her. But it’s Od who seems haunted by something. And when the sisters’ search for their mother leads them to a face-off with the Leeds Devil, a nightmarish beast that’s wreaking havoc in the Mid-Atlantic states, Tru discovers the peculiar possibility that she and her sister—despite their dark pasts and ordinary appearances—might, indeed, have magic after all.

My publisher, Abrams, is also listing a revised publication date for the book: September 12, 2017.

Keep an eye on this website and my social media posts for more Odd & True announcements, as well as giveaways.



(More preordering options to follow.)

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