A new book! A new book! A new book!
So, I'm officially announcing my next book with Greenwillow. Before I say anything else, let me say that of all the books I've written, I think I love this the most. Disclaimer- I didn't set out to write two books inspired by Poe. The Fall of the House of Usher has always been my favorite Poe story, and when I was researching it, I found the inspiration to write Masque of the Red Death, and I'm so glad I did! Creating Araby and Will and Elliott and their dark world was one of the best experiences of my life. I didn't create Madeline Usher. But after you read my story (if you do, and I hope you do!) you may not see her the same way....
Madeline Usher is doomed.
She has spent her life fighting fate, and she thought she was succeeding. Until she woke up in a coffin.
Ushers die young. Ushers are cursed. Ushers can never leave their house, a house that haunts and is haunted, a house that almost seems to have a mind of its own. Madeline’s life—revealed through short bursts of memory—has hinged around her desperate plan to escape, to save herself and her brother. Her only chance lies in destroying the house.
In the end, can Madeline keep her own sanity and bring the house down? The Fall is a literary psychological thriller, reimagining Edgar Allan Poe’s classic The Fall of the House of Usher.
Look for it- Fall 2014!