“Debut author Shaughnessy skillfully weaves Norse myth, the story of Baba Yaga, and Pru’s pain over her father’s death into an action-packed story full of heart . . ." - Publishers Weekly
"Teens who enjoy a ghostly chill in their coming-of-age stories will particularly enjoy this work in the tradition of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca." - School Library Journal
"Touches of humor lighten the mood, and Holt’s firsthand knowledge of the subject adds depth to this poignant drama without overwhelming it." - Publishers Weekly
Kari Anne Holt Has Got a Home for a GNOME!
One thing you can definitely say about superstar author K.A. Holt: She's got versatility! From space-bound chapter books to zombie novels in haiku, to her most recent widely celebrated MG novels in verse, HOUSE ARREST and RHYME SCHEMER, there is always something new and exciting up her sleeve.
Today I'm excited to turn the spotlight in yet another direction, with Kari's newest book sale. Here's the official sale blurb:
Karen Wojtyla at McElderry Books has acquired author of House Arrest and Rhyme Schemer K.A. Holt's middle-grade novel, Gnomeageddon, about a boy who discovers that his favorite book series is not nearly as fictional as he'd imagined—and the heroes and villains don't entirely follow the script, either. Publication is set for fall 2017.
If I may add a further personal note: While Kari and I have sold three other books in the four years we've been working together, an early portion of GNOMEAGEDDON was actually the very first thing of hers that I read, back when she first queried me with her work. This knock-your-socks off premise and larger-than-life characters were a huge win in my book, and I know they're going to take the world by storm, too.
Look out for this one, folks: It's one not to miss!
Huge congrats to Kari!