If you haven’t already heard the triumphant screams emanating from our rooftop from wherever you are, we’re here to say, it’s official! We’ve just signed a deal with Jolly Fish Press for the first three books of our joint YA Horror/Sci-Fi series, The Prospero Chronicles, and the first book, Splinters, is tentatively set for release in fall of 2014!
So just what are The Prospero Chronicles already? Here’s a little tease for Splinters:
There's something rotten beneath the small town of Prospero, California. For over a century, the town's history has been rich with tales of monsters, miracles and mysterious disappearances in the surrounding woods. It’s a town where everybody has something to hide, especially those who may not be entirely human.
Sixteen-year-old Mina Todd knows about the otherworldly shapeshifters that secretly run Prospero and has dedicated her life to fighting them. Ben Pastor, in town to attend the funeral of his missing childhood friend, Haley Perkins, has never believed any of the strange stories about what happens in Prospero. When Haley turns up alive and well at her own memorial service, Ben and Mina are forced to work together to uncover what happened to her. Though they may not always understand each other, Ben and Mina’s unlikely friendship may very well be the only thing that can save the town, and possibly the world, from its insidious invaders.
Of course, what this means, other than the obvious fact that you’ll all get to read what we’ve been having so much fun writing (and the fact that we will likely be befuddled by appropriately unhealthy amounts of celebratory rum, orange chicken, and chocolate ice cream for a while), is that Matt’s going to be spending a lot more time hanging out online from now on, to spread the good news around.
You can find him at facebook.com/mattcarterauthor, or @MCarterAuthor on Twitter, if you’d like to congratulate him, give him a like and/or follow, receive up-to-the-minute updates on The Prospero Chronicles, and generally let him know that social media isn’t so scary after all.