In a brief departure from full-length novels, I’m releasing not one but two kids’ books at the beginning of October. 


These books mark the first pair in a series of four holiday tales aimed at young readers. Deliciously dark and beautifully illustrated by my irreplaceable partner-in-crime, Arianne Elsammak, the subject material is fun and accessible for anyone who wants a bit of mischief and humor with their holiday reading. 


I always liked gruesome kids’ stories growing up, particularly Roald Dahl’s The Witches, Revolting Rhymes, The Twits, etc. So it’s no surprise that instead of puppies and kittens, I wrote about killer turkeys and haunted houses.