Friday, October 1, 2010

Anne Greenwood Brown: LIES BENEATH

BIO: Anne Greenwood Brown grew up sailing the Apostle Islands on Lake Superior. Many a summer was spent leaning over the bow, wondering (with a lake that big, that ancient, and with water that clear) when she might see something amazing flash by. It was that hope that inspired her YA novel, LIES BENEATH. She is represented by the wonderful Jacqueline Flynn of Joelle Delbourgo Associates, Inc. Anne is a member of SCBWI and the Minneapolis Writers' Workshop.
DEBUT: LIES BENEATH (Random House/ Delacorte Press, Summer 2012)
Calder White lives in the cold, clear waters of Lake Superior, the only brother in a family of murderous mermaids. This summer, they plan to kill Jason Hancock, the man they blame for their mother’s death. To draw out their prey, Calder is assigned the job of seducing Hancock’s daughter, seventeen-year-old Lily. That’s all good until Calder screws everything up by falling in love. If vengeful mermaids weren't the worst of Calder's problems, try vengeful sisters on for size.

FIVE APOSTLE ISLANDS TO VISIT BEFORE THE APOCALYPSE: Madeline Island (inhabited; make a stop at Tom's Burned Down Cafe); Raspberry (beautiful lighthouse and bears); Stockton (search out the "Roman baths;" it's the only warm spot you'll find); Isle Royale (if you can make it that far); and Basswood (because there might be mermaids camping there).


  1. There are TOTALLY amazing things in that Lake! I generally like to throw rocks at them from shore, though, since being out there on all that water in a boat makes me nervous. Your book sounds so amazing!

  2. I'm thinking and hoping the Whites have a saltwater branch in the family around the Cape Cod and Islands waters.