It takes patience to be an author. You think up your concept, you outline, you write, you edit, and edit some more…
Sometimes it’s hard to remember that this thing you made up actually becomes a book..!
And then the cover arrives, and it starts to feel real.
I’m so proud of my next spooky middle-grade, Daybreak on Raven Island. You can pre-order it at the links HERE!!
It’s out in August of 2022; here is the story:
From the critically acclaimed author of Midnight at the Barclay Hotel comes a thrilling new middle grade mystery novel inspired by Alcatraz Prison.
Tori, Marvin, and Noah would rather be anywhere else than on the seventh-grade class field trip to Raven Island prison. Tori would rather be on the soccer field, but her bad grades have benched her until further notice; Marvin would rather be making his directorial debut with the horror movie that he’s writing; and Noah isn’t looking forward to having to make friends at this new school.
But when the three of them miss the one and only ferry of the day that would take them home, they’re forced to spend the night on Raven Island and need each other now more than ever. With the help of a motley ghost hunting crew, they’ll have outrun a flock of ravens and a creepy caretaker, to uncover a killer and expose the age-old secrets of the island…all before daybreak.
Sounds cool, right? What’s even better is the cover:
I owe all thanks to the great people at Viking/Penguin Random House, particularly my editor Aneeka Kalia and cover artist Manuel Sumberac for making Raven Island look so good. I hope you pre-order Daybreak on Raven Island for August 2022..!