Now that the contract has been signed, sealed and delivered I can announce that I will be writing two more books for Berkley/Penguin Random House. The first will be a post-apocalyptic Red Riding Hood story (right now it’s called RED; the title will probably change) and the second is called THE GHOST TREE – it’s about a town that’s haunted by…something…something that demands the sacrifice of one girl from the town every year. RED should be out in 2019, and THE GHOST TREE in 2020.
We finally have an official release date and some preorder links for my next book, THE MERMAID (although no cover art yet). This book is a little different from what I’ve previously written – there is no horror, no violence, no bodies, no blood. It’s a historical fairy tale about the “real” Feejee Mermaid of Barnum’s American Museum. You can read more about it below, and I’ll add preorder links as they come up on each site.
“From the author of Lost Boy comes a historical fairy tale about a mermaid who leaves the sea for love and later finds herself in P.T. Barnum’s American Museum as the real Fiji mermaid. However, leaving the museum may be harder than leaving the sea ever was.
Once there was a mermaid who longed to know of more than her ocean home and her people. One day a fisherman trapped her in his net but couldn’t bear to keep her. But his eyes were lonely and caught her more surely than the net, and so she evoked a magic that allowed her to walk upon the shore. The mermaid, Amelia, became his wife, and they lived on a cliff above the ocean for ever so many years, until one day the fisherman rowed out to sea and did not return.
P. T. Barnum was looking for marvelous attractions for his American Museum, and he’d heard a rumor of a mermaid who lived on a cliff by the sea. He wanted to make his fortune, and an attraction like Amelia was just the ticket.
Amelia agreed to play the mermaid for Barnum, and she believes she can leave any time she likes. But Barnum has never given up a money-making scheme in his life, and he’s determined to hold on to his mermaid.”
You can add THE MERMAID to your Goodreads list here
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