BIO: Eve Marie Mont writes young adult fiction and is represented by April Eberhardt of April Eberhardt Literary. She teaches high school English in suburban Philadelphia, where she lives with her husband, Ken, and her 14-year-old shelter pup, Maggie. Her women's fiction debut, Free to a Good Home, was published by Berkley in summer of 2010. You can learn more about Eve on her website.
DEBUT: A BREATH OF EYRE (Kensington/K Teen, Spring 2012)
Emma Townsend has always believed in stories, relying on them to cope with her mother’s death, her father’s distance, and her stepmother’s demands. Or maybe it’s just to escape her loneliness. As a sophomore on scholarship at an exclusive girls’ prep school, Emma has few friends and even fewer romantic prospects, unless you count her hopeless crush on her English teacher. On her fifteenth birthday, she receives a copy of the novel Jane Eyre. But when she tries to lose herself in the story, she loses herself inside the book instead. Transported during a lightning storm, Emma finds herself living in Jane’s 19th century world, working as a governess at the eerie Thornfield Manor and falling for its enigmatic owner, Mr. Rochester. Just as she begins to feel love and acceptance for the first time in her life, Emma uncovers a dark secret that makes it impossible for her to stay. As she journeys back and forth between her real and fantasy lives, the line between her worlds begins to blur. Does her destiny lie in the pages of Jane’s story or in the trials and troubles of her own heart?
5 BOOKS FOR THE APOCALYPSE: Jane Eyre; The Secret Garden; A.S. Byatt's Possession; Persuasion; The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe