Cassie Beasley is from rural Georgia, where, when she's not writing, she helps out on the family pecan farm. She earned her M.F.A. in Writing for Children and Young Adults at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her debut novel, Circus Mirandus, was a New York Times Notable Book and a bestseller, a #1 Kids’ Indie Next Summer Pick, and was named best book of the year by Raleigh News & Observer, The Miami Herald, The Kansas City Star, Seattle News Tribune and BookPage.
1817: When the red moon rises over the heart of the Okefenokee swamp, legend says that the mysterious golden gator Munch will grant a great fate to the poor soul foolish enough to face him. But when TWO fools reach him at the same time, well, the night's fate is split. With disastrous consequences for both... and their descendants. 2016: Tumble Wilson has a simple dream. To be a hero and to prove that her big brother, who died saving her when she was a baby, didn't waste his gift on a dud. With the help of her idol Maximal Star and his self-help book, Tumble engages in acts of derring-do. But why does it seem like she's cursed to end up a damsel in distress every time she tries to save someone? Blue Montgomery knows he's cursed. To lose. At everything. Every time. When his father abandons him at his grandmother's house, Blue knows he has to do something before he ends up as just one more tragic story in a house filled with madcap relatives and bad luck. But when Tumble and Blue meet, they ask a question no one has dared ask for generations: What if you can change your own destiny?
Munch the gator, who will remind readers of Frank Underwood (House of Cards) is about to meet two very brave fools.