Molly grew up hearing the tales of Haviland Stout, her ancestor who discovered the dangerous magical spirits that inhabit the far corners of the world. Now, on the edge of the New World, in the British Dominion of Terra Nova, Molly and her family collect spirits aboard their airship, the Legerdemain. But when Molly captures a spirit that can speak and claims to have been Haviland’s friend, her entire life is upended. What if everything she knows about the spirits, and her own history, is a lie? In her hunt for the truth, Molly will […]
#TuesdayTalk with Cristy Watson. Her novel, On Cue, is on shelves now! Tell us about your book. On Cue is a story about balancing dreams with responsibility. Randi wants to be an actress, but her drama class at school is cancelled. She and her classmates rally to have the class taught as an extra-curricular activity, which causes problems for Randi, since she has to watch her brother, Toby, after school. What was the catalyst for your story? A few things helped this story come together. I watched a class of grade five and six students […]
#TuesdayTalk with Becky Citra. Her new middle-grade novel, Duke’s Den, is on shelves now. Tell us about your book. In Duke’s Den, Amelia is dreading the long boring summer in her new neighborhood when Duke, Gabriella, and their menagerie of rescued reptiles and animals move into the basement apartment. Amelia struggles to keep the animals a secret from her mother, who has a snake phobia, and also to help save the life of a very ill tortoise, Winston. What was the catalyst for your story? My story was inspired by my nephew, who runs a refuge for […]
#TuesdayTalk with Sarah N. Harvey. Her new YA novel Spirit Level is on shelves now. Tell us a bit about your book. Spirit Level is about a donor-conceived girl named Harriet (Harry) who decides to seek out her half-siblings. In the process, she meets and falls for a trans boy named Alex and discovers that the definition of family is more complicated than she thought. What was the catalyst for your story? I’m always fascinated by how families work (or don’t); I’m inspired by the lives of trans kids. What was your favourite book as […]
SECRETS A new YA series, coming fall 2015… It’s 1964 and life is about to change for seven orphan girls. On their own for the first time in their lives, the girls each embark on journeys of discovery, aching for the families they never had and experiencing the world in ways they never imagined. Authors Kelley Armstrong, Norah McClintock, Vicki Grant, Marthe Jocelyn, Kathy Kacer, Teresa Toten and Eric Walters team up in this brand new series of linked YA novels that will be published simultaneously. More info coming soon! Visit www.readthesecrets.com for updates.