April 3rd, 2013

And finally, some news you’ve (okay, I’VE) been waiting for…

It’s in Publishers Marketplace, and that makes it true, so:

My second young adult novel, On Roadstead Farm, will be published by Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, with editor Anne Hoppe, who’s also edited Melissa Marr, Merrie Haskell, Garth Nix, and Terry Pratchett (!).

What is this book even about?  Have some unofficial cover copy I just wrote up right now!

Hallie Hoffmann has spent her sixteenth summer trying desperately to keep her family farm together.  Her sister, Marthe, is pregnant, and her brother-in-law Thomas marched in the spring to war against the Wicked God Southward–a war which ended at midsummer when a normal man turned hero, the mysterious John Balsam, cut out the Wicked God’s heart and disappeared.

The trouble is, so has Thom.

When a mysterious war veteran from the north asks to hire on for the winter, Hallie sees her chance to keep Roadstead Farm alive–and to apologize to her sister for a summer of fighting by protecting their home.  But the Wicked God’s twisted creations aren’t far behind: monstrous animals whose touch sucks the life from flesh, trees, or stone.  Because the kindly Heron has the one thing everyone in the world wants: The knife that somehow killed a God.

And all hell is coming after him.

So basically it’s a post-epic fantasy, post-apocalyptic, literary dustbowl novel with bonus! Creepy Spider-birds and dealing with people’s war PTSD and a good helping of kissing.  Like you do.

Street date when I have one.  :)

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