Impossible

  

Scarborough Fair Trilogy #1

Synopsis

A New York Times bestseller. 

Lucy Scarborough is seventeen when she discovers that the women of her family have been cursed through the generations, forced to attempt three seemingly impossible tasks or to fall into madness upon their child's birth. But Lucy is the first girl who won't be alone as she tackles the list. She has her fiercely protective foster parents beside her. And she has Zach, whose strength amazes her more each day. Do they have enough love and resolve to overcome an age-old evil?

Inspired by the ballad “Scarborough Fair,” the New York Times bestseller Impossible combines suspense, fantasy, and romance to tell a story of love and family conquering all.

Cover art by Rowan MacColl.


Backstory

The writing of Impossible is rooted in several different places. One of these roots is in romantic fiction, which I read a good deal of as a teenager and young woman, and which I've always loved, though I've never before felt drawn to write it.
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Extraordinary

  

Scarborough Fair Trilogy #2

Synopsis

This is the story of two teenage girls. They are best friends, but they could not be more different. Phoebe is rich and from an important family. Mallory is poor; a nobody. Phoebe is ordinary in appearance; Mallory is stunning. Phoebe has loving parents; Mallory’s single mother is mentally ill. Phoebe is kind and warm; Mallory is cynical and suspicious. Phoebe is open; Mallory lies about everything—except her love for her friend. That is real.

Also, Phoebe is human. Mallory, unbeknownst to her friend, is fey.

Mallory did not encounter Phoebe by accident. She was sent to her for a deadly purpose. She has dawdled, hesitating to act, but now time is running out, and the decision is being taken from her. When Mallory’s handsome, sexy, amoral older brother, Ryland, suddenly appears, the smooth surface of their friendship explodes with all the hidden secrets, and the hidden truths, too.

Inspired by the song “For Good” from Wicked, Extraordinary tells a story about girls, friendship, vulnerability, betrayal, and the faerie realm. And also about love.

Cover art by Rowan MacColl.


Backstory

So there I was watching the musical Wicked (from the novel by Gregory Maguire, musical adaptation by Stephen Schwartz, with book by Winnie Holzman), and we'd gotten to the final scene where the two witches sing their goodbye duet to each other:

Like a stream that meets a boulder
Halfway through the wood
Who can say if I've been changed for the better?

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Unthinkable

  

Scarborough Fair Trilogy #3

Synopsis

This sequel to the New York Times Bestseller Impossible is a breathtakingly original fantasy.

Fenella was the first Scarborough girl to be cursed, hundreds of years ago; and she has been trapped in the faerie realm every since, forced to watch generations of daughters try to break the elfin curse that has enslaved them. But now Fenella's descendant, Lucy, has accomplished the impossible and broken this curse, so why is Fenella still trapped in Faerie?

In her desperation, she makes a deal with the faerie queen: If she can accomplish three acts of destruction, she will be free, at last, to die. What she doesn't realize is that these acts must be aimed at her own family; and if she fails, the consequences will be dire, for all of the Scarborough girls.

How can she possibly choose to hurt her own dear family (not to mention a new beloved she never expected to meet)? And if she doesn’t, how will she possibly save them?

Cover art by Rowan MacColl.

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