My debut novel, NIGHTSHADE CITY (Holiday House), a middle grade fantasy, releases in October of this year. The sequel, BILLYCAN, releases October 2011 (Holiday House).
ABOUT NIGHTSHADE CITY:
Deep beneath a modern metropolis lies the Catacombs, a kingdom of remarkable rats of superior intellect. Following the Bloody Coup, the once peaceful democracy has become a dictatorship, ruled by decadent High Minister Killdeer and his vicious henchman Billycan, a former lab rat with a fondness for butchery. Three young orphan rats--brothers Vincent and Victor and a clever female named Clover--join forces with Billycan's archenemy, Juniper, and his maverick band of rebel rats as they plot to overthrow their oppressors and create a new city--Nightshade City. This impossible-to-put-down fantasy explores timeless themes of freedom, forgiveness, the bonds of family, and the power of love.
“Fans of Redwall and the Warriors series will love this heroic tale of good versus evil in a subterranean society of rats. The world of the Catacombs is so compelling readers will wonder if it really might exist under our city streets. Expect great adventures in Nightshade City.” ~ Rick Riordan, Author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series
Find out more about the rats of NIGHTSHADE CITY at www.nightshadecity.com
I live in Chicago with my fantastic husband, Eric, & our two crazy kids! I love stories that make me smile when I read the ending, but leave me sad that I have no more left to read. That's how I know I've read a great book!
For available rights questions , please contact my agent, Marietta Zacker of the Nancy Gallt Literary Agency.