We are delighted to welcome Cat Winters, Morris Award finalist and author of In the Shadow of Blackbirds, The Cure for Dreaming and The Steep and Thorny Way to the east coast at large and McNally Jackson Books specifically. From our YA Buyer on staff favorite In the Shadow of Blackbirds:
No one expects the Spanish Influenza, and the residents of 1918 San Diego are paralyzed by their fear of contracting the disease. Among them is 16 year old Mary, mourning the sweetheart that she's just lost in the war and grappling with her recently-discovered ability to communicate with the dead, a power that emerged in perfect synchronicity with the early days of American Spiritualism, which has got to be confusing for a wee teenager. The book is incredibly atmospheric and bananas creepy. Come for the spooky descriptions of coffin-lined streets and disease-ridden sick wards and stay for the remarkable writing.
Cat will appear in conversation with her editor, author Maggie Lehrman. Q&A and book signing to follow.
Cat Winters is the author of The Cure for Dreaming and In the Shadow of Blackbirds, which collected three starred reviews and was a finalist for the William C. Morris Award for debut YA fiction. She lives in Portland, Oregon. www.catwinters.com.