"Braden sensitively demonstrates how isolating it can be to live with people who, despite good intentions, force their children to fulfill expectations that run counter to their own senses of self. . . . All the characters find ways to encourage each other, be less alone, and connect.”—Booklist, starred review
There are some authors who excel at writing about puppies, rainbows, and random acts of kindness. Then there are other authors, ones you don't really want near your kind rainbow puppy stories.
Authors like Megan Atwood.
Megan is no stranger to publishing or to authoring books, but today I'm thrilled to announce her trade YA debut—and it's deliciously chilling. Here's the blurb that's posted up on Publishers' Weekly today:
Daniel Ehrenhaft at Soho Press has acquired Megan Atwood's YA debut, House, the dark and twisted tale of five teenagers, each with their own dark secret, who become trapped in Boulder House, a local attraction that's home to a malevolent entity wholly set upon their destruction—and the House always wins. Publication will be for summer 2017; Ammi-Joan Paquette of Erin Murphy Literary Agency brokered the deal for North American rights.
Needless to say, this is one fantastic story—which you'll probably want to read with the lights on. I am beside myself with excitement for this book to hit the shelves; it's going to be a stunner.
Huge congratulations, Megan!