Merrie Haskell wrote her first story at the age of seven, and she walked dogs after school in order to buy her first typewriter. She now lives in Saline, Michigan, with her husband and stepdaughter and works in a library with over 7 million books, which she finds to be just about the right number. She is the author of The Princess Curse and Handbook for Dragon Slayers. Find her online at www.merriehaskell.com or on Twitter (@merriehaskell).
Haskell's first novel offers a well-paced fantasy with an involving
Imaginative, intriguing and spirited...In this impressive debut, the author artfully weaves humor, suspense, magic and myth into an intricate plot.--Kirkus Reviews
With a good sense of humor, an able and empowered protagonist, and a highly original take on this tale, Haskell's story gives readers much to enjoy.--Publishers Weekly