We couldn't be more excited that Susan Vaught's FOOTER DAVIS PROBABLY IS CRAZY has been nominated for an Edgar Award (in fact, I can't wait to be there for the awards, with Susan and her editors Paula and Sylvie)! As she has shifted into writing middle grade fiction, Susan has shown an affection for mysteries; her second book, THINGS TOO HUGE TO FIX BY SAYING SORRY, is also a mystery, in that case tied up in history. (The cover reveal is coming soon for that one—and oh, is it beautiful!)
Now Susan has signed up a third middle-grade mystery, again with Sylvie Frank at S&S's Paula Wiseman Books. SUPER MAX AND THE MYSTERY OF THORNWOOD'S REVENGE is an entirely contemporary story with a heroine named Max who likes to imagine herself as a superhero (and loves comics), is always finding new ways to soup up her wheelchair, and who is being raised by her grandfather, the police chief in their small town, which gives her a front seat in the small Southern town's goings-on. An old curse, rumors of ghosts, and an unknown perpetrator framing her grandfather via social media all come together in a story that is a cozy mystery and very modern-day, all at once.
It's a good thing THINGS TOO HUGE is scheduled to release this fall, because fall 2017 sounds far too long to wait for a Susan Vaught mystery to read!