I’m very excited to announce Orbit will publish my next novel, ONE OF US.
ONE OF US is a Southern Gothic literary dark fantasy. In the 1970s, a disease produces a generation of monsters that 14 years later are living in rundown orphanages in the rural South. As the plague generation grows up poor and oppressed, its children begin to develop extraordinary abilities that allow them to rebel and claim their birthright. The novel delves into themes of prejudice, generational conflict, and what makes a monster a monster. Written in the Southern Gothic style, it features elements such as complex characters, rural decay, and the grotesque. Picture TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD with monsters.
Publishing about 60 titles each year, Orbit U.S. is the sci-fi/fantasy imprint at Hachette Book Group U.S.A., with authors including M.R. Carey, Joe Abercrombie and Iain M. Banks. Plans for ONE OF US are still preliminary, but the intent right now is to publish it in hardcover, likely in 2018, and then trade paperback. It’s the biggest deal I’ve ever gotten for a published work, and I couldn’t be happier to work with a quality company like Orbit.