Local Author Publishes Sequel to The Madman's Daughter
Megan Hansen Shepherd, originally from Brevard and now living in Asheville, announces the publication of her second Young Adult novel, Her Dark Curiosity. A party to celebrate the book’s publication will be held at Highland Books in Brevard on Tuesday, January 28, 5 to 7 p.m. There will be refreshments as well as free bookmarks and other swag.
Months have passed since Juliet, in The Madman's Daughter, returned to London after escaping her father’s island, and she is trying to rebuild a normal life after witnessing Dr. Moreau’s horrific legacy. As people close to Juliet fall victim to a murderer who leaves a macabre calling card of three clawlike slashes, Juliet fears one of her father’s creations may have also escaped the island, and strives to stop a killer.
The Madman's Daughter received a starred review from School Library Journal: “The fast-paced book is rife with excitement, romance, and intrigue.”
Shepherd attended Brevard High School and UNC-Chapel Hill, studied abroad in Costa Rica, Spain and Scotland, and served in the Peace Corps in Senegal. Her travel experiences, as well as her love of the TV show "Lost," inspired her to write her own stories of adventure.
Highland Books is located at 277 N. Broad Street in Brevard, N.C. Call 828-884-2424 for more information about the book party. More information on Shepherd can be found at www.meganshepherd.com or by contacting Caroline Sun at HarperCollins, 212-207-7753, or Caroline.Sun@harpercollins.com.