I am so so so very pleased to tell you that the good news just keeps coming this autumn:
I am officially writing another book!
Scheduled to publish in fall 2024, this creepy follow-up to my YA debut asks the question: what if monster stories were about saving girls instead of killing them?
When a series of mysterious deaths start to plague the countryside and whispers of a beast in the mountains reach the little French hamlet of Mende, most people think it’s a curse—but 16-year-old Joséphine and her best friend Clara see it as their chance to escape their brutal lives, in a story based on the unsolved mystery of the Beast of Gevaudan.
Some fun facts about this book:
:: The beast of Gevaudan was real and, to this day, researchers disagree about what it was that was killing peasants across the countryside.
:: I’ve wanted to write about the beast for awhile, but I hesitated because…did I really want to write about so many dead girls? Make another piece of media that treated us (women, girls) so brutally? It wasn’t until I asked myself “what if the monster story was about saving girls?” that the book I really wanted to write clicked into place.
I hope you are as excited as I am. Wish me luck as I dig back into my writing routine this winter to give Jo and Clara the fight of their lives.
Happy spooky season, bishes.