Monday, 11 April 2011

Now Available: The Clearing

I love it when writers I've come into contact with have big news to share. In this case, it's the wonderfully brilliant young adult author Anne Riley whose novel THE CLEARING has just been released. What's the story about, you might ask. Well, let's take a gander.


Natalie Watson doesn’t believe the reports about the way her parents died. In fact, she’s not sure she believes in much of anything these days. But after moving from her home in Georgia to her aunt’s boarding school in Maine, solving the mystery of her parents’ deaths is just one of several things on her mind. When she’s not fending off attacks from the popular kids or taking refuge in the pages of a novel, she ponders the rumors circulating about a certain boy in her math class… a boy with fiery red hair who never speaks to anyone.
Despite suspicions that he may have murdered his sister a year earlier, Natalie finds it impossible to stay away from Liam Abernathy – especially when he confesses to knowing something about her parents. Soon she’s following him into the forest, where things happen she doesn’t understand… things that shouldn’t be possible….
As Liam’s story unfolds, Natalie realizes she’s more connected to him than she ever thought – and not everyone she counts as a friend can be trusted.
Sounds awesome, right? You can find THE CLEARING here and here and here.
Anne Riley is an author of young adult fiction disguised as a high school Spanish teacher. She lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband and their daughter.
After graduating from the University of Alabama with a double major in advertising and Spanish, Anne wrote several complete manuscripts, none of which will ever see the light of day. In fact, she likes to pretend they never existed in the first place, although this isn’t really fair as those manuscripts helped her find her voice as an author.
In case you're interested, here is the interview I had with Anne last year. Let's all wish Anne the best of luck with her novel!

4 comments:

Shirley Wells said...

Yes, it does sound awesome!
I love that beautifully simple cover too.

Anne Riley said...

Thanks Dorothy! I appreciate the support!

Regina said...

Very exciting news. Thanks for posting this for us Dorothy. It is on my TBR list.

KSCollier said...

Check out Amazon. Something is wrong. I went to buy it, and they want $249, and some change. I don't know what is wrong.