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The author booktalking Dark of the Moon at a bookstore event.

Book 1 (of 4) of The Sherlock Files
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TA-DA! Marabel and the Book of Fate, first in the Marabel of Magikos series, won't be out until February, but I couldn't resist posting this gorgeous cover (art by Sara Gianassi). Don't you love it? I do!
Check out the cover reveal on School Library Journal's Fuse #8, featuring five women from history who deserve to be better known!

At the Southern Kentucky Book Fest
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I hope you'll enjoy finding out about me and my work. I've published twenty-one books for young readers and one for adults. My most recent novel, The Stepsister's Tale, is a Cinderella retelling (with a new twist, I promise!) published by Harlequin Teen. My twenty-first book, The Song of Orpheus, retells seventeen little-known Greek myths.

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My first novel, Anna of Byzantium

Selected works

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Marabel must make her own fate in this funny, heartfelt, and delightfully feminist romp through fantasy and fairy-tale conventions.
Sometimes you don't know what really happened until you hear the other side of the story.
This tale of love, faith, and betrayal retells the myth of the minotaur as never before.
Homer's Odyssey as told by Telemachos, the son of Odysseus
Book 1 of The Sherlock Files
Book 2 of The Sherlock Files
Book 3 of The Sherlock Files
Book 4 of The Sherlock Files
Will Hector be able to right an ancient wrong?
Is helping a mysterious new friend worth the risk?
Intrigue in the world of medieval Byzantium
Seventeen little-known Greek myths, retold with humor, suspense, and authority
A lively history of the people, culture, and achievements of ancient Greece.