Author Spotlight: Dianne K. Salerni!

Do you see this picture of Dianne Salerni?

This picture is in front of a caged grave. That's right. A grave. IN A CAGE.

So if old, historic graveyards don't creep you out enough already, just think of the freaky implications of why graves needed to be surrounded by cages.

The super cool thing is that this particular caged grave is one of two in the Poconos that served as the inspiration for Dianne's 2013 book, The Caged Graves. The Caged Graves is a blend of gothic historical fiction, romance, mystery, and all kinds of awesome. We highly recommend it, along with Dianne's Eighth Day series, a fantasy/adventure series geared towards younger teens. You can read more about what inspired Dianne's books on her website.

The Eighth Day
Orphan Jax Aubrey doesn't expect much on his thirteenth birthday, but when he discovers there's an extra day squeezed between Wednesday and Thursday whose origins are rooted in Arthurian legend, it's clear his life will never be the same.

The Inquisitor's Mark
After an all-out battle in Mexico, Jax, Riley, and Evangeline have gone into hiding. There are still rogue Transitioners and evil Kin lords on the hunt for Riley, a descendant of King Arthur, and Evangeline, a powerful wizard with bloodlines to Merlin, in order to gain control over the Eighth Day. So when Finn Ambrose, a mysterious stranger, contacts Jax claiming to be his uncle, Jax's defenses go up--especially after Jax learns that he's holding Jax's best friend Billy hostage. (Sequel to The Eighth Day)

The Morrigan's Curse
The battle between Kin and Transitioners that's been brewing for centuries has finally come to a head. The sinister Kin have captured Evangeline's younger sister, Addie, a descendant of Merlin whose presence will allow them to reverse the Eighth Day Spell and free themselves. Addie doesn't realize the full consequences of her cooperation. She's been helping the Kin because they value the strength of her magi--something Evangeline never did. The feeling of power coursing through her veins is impossible to resist. Meanwhile, Riley, Evangeline, and Jax craft a plan to rescue Addie from her captors. But the Kin's unstoppable magic, and a rebellious Addie, force Riley to reconsider whether saving Addie is worth sacrificing everyone who lives in the seven-day week. Jax won't let Evangeline's sister be used as a pawn, so he risks it all in a secret mission of his own. With the Morrigan pushing both sides of the war toward annihilation, Addie must decide where her loyalties lie, while Jax, Riley, and Evangeline confront the possibility of losing Addie to save the world. (Book 3 of The Eighth Day series.)

The Caged Graves
Returning to her hometown of Catawissa, Pennsylvania, in 1867 to marry a man she has never met, seventeen-year-old Verity Boone gets caught up in the mystery surrounding the graves of her mother and aunt and a dangerous hunt for Revolutionary-era gold.

We can't wait to see Dianne at YA Fest 2017!! 

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