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I am a storyteller by nature, but when I sit down to tell you my
own story, I find myself at a loss for words. I write fantasy, and
yet the tale of my own last eight years feels too fantastical to
I began as a girl who simply liked to play make-believe, and who
decided to entertain herself over the dull months of summer vacation
by starting a novel. I ended up falling in love with Nyeusigrube,
the world I created that summer. The more I learned about its inhabitants
and their stories, the more I wanted to learn, and the only way
to do so was to continue writing. When I was thirteen, I began dreaming
of being published, and with the support of my family and friends
I took my first tentative steps toward making that dream a reality.
Here is where the story begins to feel like a fairy-tale, a far-fetched
fable full of lucky coincidences and incredible timing. An English
teacher from the high school pulled me aside to say hello because
I had been in a play with his son in fifth grade, and my friend
chose that moment to try to embarrass me by bragging that I was
trying to get a novel published. It turned out that the teacher
was also a literary agent. He offered to read my work, and later
to represent it. Only two months later, on my fourteenth birthday,
as I was opening presents, he called to say that In the Forests
of the Night had been accepted for publication.
In the Forests
of the Night was the first of many- and there are many
even more yet to come. Welcome to Nyeusigrube; welcome to my world.
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All Just Glass
Sarah Vida has given up everything for love. From a legendary family of vampire-hunting witches, Sarah was raised to never trust a vampire, to never let her guard down, and to avoid all tricky attachments of the heart. But now Sarah IS a vampire—changed by the boy she thought she loved.
Token of Darkness
Cooper Blake has everything going for him—until he wakes from a car accident with his football career in ruins and a mysterious, attractive girl by his side. Cooper doesn’t know how Samantha got there or why he can see her; all he knows is that she’s a ghost, and the shadows that surround her seem intent on destroying her.
The Den of Shadows Quartet
The New York Times bestselling author's most popular novels bound together in one gorgeous volume. Books include: In the Forests of the Night, Demon in my View, Shattered Mirror, and Midnight Predator