If you can't tell from our faces in this picture, Heather Kassner and I had so much fun during the virtual launch for THE TARNISHED GARDEN. Thank you to One More Page Books for hosting us! You can now watch the entire event on their YouTube channel!
Magical Towns, Dastardly Beasts, and Marvelous Maps!In these four new middle grade fantasies, four young protagonists must take control of their own destinies in order to save their homes, their futures, and the people they love.
Don't miss this incredible event, featuring JACK MEGGITT-PHILLIPS, author of Revenge of the Beast, CHRISTINA SOONTORNVAT, author of The Last Mapmaker, ALYSSA COLMAN, author of The Tarnished Garden, and EMILY LLOYD-JONES, author of Unseen Magic!
WATCH THE RECAST HERE for readings and a fun discussion!
Thank you so much to everyone who made The Tarnished Garden's launch such a fun week! I hope by my next book I'll be able to do an in person launch, but I love that I get to share this special day with friends and readers all over the world. Sam, our host from One More Page Books, told me that it was the largest virtual audience she'd ever seen at one of the store's events! Thank you for your love and support!
If you still would like a signed copy, One More Page books has extras in stock! You can call them to order yours at 703-300-9746 while they last.
I’m so excited to share the cover for my second middle grade novel: THE TARNISHED GARDEN!
For those who loved The Gilded Girl, get ready for new adventures, more house dragons (kittens!), and Maeve’s wild magic in my spin on The Secret Garden. -- Coming April 2022!
Thank you to the artist, Geneviève Godbout, for another stunning illustration. She got the details so perfectly right that my jaw dropped when I saw it. The shadowy figure on the fire escape in the background, the school uniform and Maeve's messy braid, the kittens and their shadows! Thank you to the designer, Aurora Parlgreco, and the team at FSG Books for Young Readers & Macmillan Kids for being so wonderful to work with. I'm one happy author!
You can now ADD THE BOOK ON GOODREADS.
More about The Tarnished Garden:
The Manhattan School for Magic is the newest kindling school in New York, but Maeve O’Donnell knows she doesn't deserve her place there. Though her sister, Izzy, is one of the school's founders and a hero to those who can now kindle, Maeve can't control her magic and she lives in fear of anyone—especially Izzy—finding out.
When Maeve’s worst fears come true and her magic goes rogue, it damages not only the new school but Izzy’s reputation as well. While trying to repair what she’s broken, Maeve discovers a mysterious garden in the tenement neighborhood of the Tarnish, a hidden place where her magic actually works. As her magic and confidence grow, she befriends the others for whom the garden is a haven: a litter of talking kittens (house dragons, of course) who need Maeve’s help to find their missing mother. But someone else is searching for the kittens, too, someone who doesn’t care how many magical sites they have to destroy to stop magic’s expansion. And Maeve’s unstable magic might be the only way to save her sister’s school from being snuffed out next.