I am dancing around because I can finally share the release date for my upcoming Young Adult novel, Speak No Evil. This novel has had a very special place in my heart from the moment it hit me like a lightning bolt several years ago. It has been my biggest writing challenge to date, and yet I enjoyed every minute of it. Well, maybe not EVERY minute … but close.
I am so excited that I will be able to share the story of Melody Fisher with the world on September 17, 2019. Big thanks to my publisher, Vesuvian Books for taking this project on and treating it so well.
What if every time you told the truth, evil followed?
My name is Melody Fisher. My daddy was a snake handler in Appalachia until Mama died. Though years have passed, I can still hear the rattle before the strike that took her from me.
And it’s all my fault.
Since then, I’ve been passed around from foster home to foster home. I didn’t think anything could be as bad as losing Mama.
I was wrong.
But I will not speak of things people have done to me. Every time I do, worse evil follows. Now, the only thing I trust is what saved me years ago.
Back when I would sing the snakes calm …