At long last, behold the cover for my new book, THE SWEEP!
FROM THE CATALOG:
For nearly a century, Victorian London relied on “climbers”—orphans owned by chimney sweeps—to clean flues and protect homes from fire. The work was hard, thankless, and brutally dangerous. Eleven year old Nan Sparrow is quite possibly the best climber who ever lived—beating the deadly odds time and time again.
But when Nan passes out in a deadly chimney fire, she fears her time has come. Instead she wakes to find herself in a abandoned attic. And she is not alone. Huddled in the corner is a nameless creature—a golem—made from ash and coal. This is the creature that saved her from the fire.
SWEEP is the story of a girl and her monster. Together, these two outcasts carve out a life together—saving one another in the process. By one of today’s most powerful storytellers, SWEEP is a heartrending adventure about the everlasting gifts of friendship and hope.
The book comes out this fall! I spent over ten years writing this book, and I can't wait to show it to you. In the meantime, stay tuned for videos, art, behind-the-scenes trivia, and giveaways!