Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Introducing our Second Mystery Author!

Ahem, drumroll please...

We Friday the Thirteeners are very very very excited to introduce our second Mystery Author:

Megan Shepherd

photo credit Kristi Hedberg Photography

Not only is Megan super sweet, with an amazing YA debut coming out in 2013, but she's also an extra in the Hunger Games movie. She won't tell us any of the details, but we captured this evidence from the trailer!! See?

Clearly this is the only reason why we invited her to join the ranks.

But in all seriousness, we can't wait to get our hands on her novel, THE MADMAN'S DAUGHTER, either. It is the first in a trilogy and will be available from Balzer + Bray early next year. Check out this scrumptious summary:
London, 1894. Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself—working as a maid, attending church on Sundays, and trying not to think about the scandal that ruined her life. After all, no one ever proved the rumors about her father’s gruesome experiments. But when she learns her father is alive and continuing his work on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the accusations were true.
Juliet is accompanied by the doctor’s handsome young assistant and an enigmatic castaway, who both attract Juliet for very different reasons. They travel to the island only to discover the depths of her father’s madness: he has created animals that have been vivisected to resemble, speak, and behave as humans. Worse, one of the creatures has turned violent and is killing the island’s inhabitants. Juliet knows she must end her father’s dangerous experiments and escape the island, even though her horror is mixed with her own scientific curiosity. As the island falls into chaos, she discovers the extent of her father’s genius—and madness—in her own blood.
Doesn't that sound amazing? Why is 2013 so far away still?!

To make the wait seem shorter, or at least to entertain ourselves in the meantime, we are pushing Megan straight into the truth and dare pool. So leave a special truth or dare just for Megan on the Truth or Dare page. (Don't leave 'em in the comments as we'd like to keep them a surprise!) Megan will be answering one of them a week from today, so be sure to check back.

Until then, please help us give Megan a warm welcome as our newest Thirteener!


  1. AHHHH! Welcome, Megan! So cool to have you with us :)

  2. Yay! Welcome Megan! Your book sounds so good. I can't wait to read it. And that Hunger Games thing, that's not so special.....HA! Just kidding. That is so awesome.

  3. Wahoo! So happy to have you hear, Megan. I don't know where all the commenters seemed to have run to today. Maybe they are intimidated by you since you're a Big Famous Hunger Games Extra. (Totally understandable, really) ;)

  4. Welcome!! And it's so COOL that you're an extra!! :D