hiiii guys! i’m so excited to be able to finally share this news! writing this book was like penning a love letter to all my favorite childhood stories; it’s an overdue acknowledgment that, for me, middle-grade fiction is where the real magic began: in a secret garden; a wardrobe; a cupboard under the stairs. it’s the most fun i’ve ever had writing a novel, and i can’t wait to share it with everyone. and don’t worry — this doesn’t mean i’m done with young adult novels! there’s still so much more to come! <333
but until then — a little more about FURTHERMORE?
Once upon a time, a girl was born. It was rather uneventful.
Her parents were happy enough: the mother glad to be done carrying it; the father glad to be done with the mystery of it all. But then one day they realized that their baby, the one they’d named Alice, had no pigment at all. Her hair and skin were white as milk, her heart and bones as soft as silk. Her eyes alone had been spared a spot of color: only just clinging to the faintest shade of honey. It was the kind of child her world could not appreciate.
Ferenwood had been built on color. Bursts of it, swaths of it, depths and breadths of it. Its people were known to be the brightest — modeled after the planets, they’d said — and young Alice was deemed simply too dim, even though she knew she was not.
Once upon a time, a girl was forgot.
Twelve-year-old Alice Alexis Queensmeadow has only three things in the world that matter: Mother, who wouldn’t miss her; triplet brothers, who never knew her; and Father, who always loved her. The day Father disappears from Ferenwood he takes nothing but a ruler with him, so some said he’d gone to measure the sea. Others said the sky. The moon. Maybe he’d learned to fly and had forgotten how to come back down. But it’s been almost three years since then, and Alice is determined to find him. She loves her father even more than she loves adventure, and she’s about to embark on one to find the other. No matter the cost.
it’s a kind of fairytale, a story where magic is a must, adventure is inevitable, and friendship is found in the most unexpected places. i really hope you like it!
hugs and hugs,
You can finally complete your SHATTER ME paperback collection, because the IGNITE ME paperback hits shelves December 30, 2014!