If you've ever wondered what Edgar Allan Poe was like as a teenager, then Cat Winters is here for you—her new book The Raven's Tale tells the story of an icon before he was an icon. WORD is excited to welcome Cat to our Greenpoint store for a conversation featuring Andrea Janes, founder of Boroughs of the Dead.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Seventeen-year-old Edgar Poe counts down the days until he can escape his foster family—the wealthy Allans of Richmond, Virginia. He hungers for his upcoming life as a student at the prestigious new university, almost as much as he longs to marry his beloved Elmira Royster. However, on the brink of his departure, all his plans go awry when a macabre Muse named Lenore appears to him. Muses are frightful creatures that lead Artists down a path of ruin and disgrace, and no respectable person could possibly understand or accept them. But Lenore steps out of the shadows with one request: “Let them see me!”
ABOUT CAT WINTERS
Cat Winters is the author of the critically acclaimed young adult novels Odd & True, The Steep and Thorny Way, The Cure for Dreaming, and In the Shadow of Blackbirds, which collected three starred reviews and was a finalist for the William C. Morris Award for debut YA fiction. She lives in Portland, Oregon. Visit her online at catwinters.com and follow her on Twitter @catwinters and Instagram @catwintersbooks.
ABOUT ANDREA JANES
Andrea Janes is the author of Boroughs of the Dead: New York City Ghost Stories, and the owner and founder of Boroughs of the Dead: Macabre New York City Walking Tours. She writes dark and ghostly fiction set in and around New York City. In the course of her research, she discovered the city was a wealth of ghostly, gory stories. In 2013, she decided she wanted to share them with the world and founded her walking tour company. Andrea is also the author of the YA novel Glamour, and several short horror stories.