Everything With Words has acquired Welcome to Dead Town, Raven McKay, the debut fantasy novel from Eibhlís Carcione.
Eibhlís Carcione’s middle-grade fantasy Welcome to Dead Town, Raven McKay has been snapped up by publishers Everything With Words.
Everything with Words publishes literary fiction for children and adults. Their books have been picked as books of the year by The Times, The Sunday Times, and The Guardian, among others, and have won or been in the running for prestigious prizes.
Editor Mikka Haugaard acquired world English, Italian and French rights from Silvia Molteni at PFD.
The books tells the story of 12-year-old Raven McKay who is put into foster care with Kitty Stromsoe in the town of Grave’s Pass when her parents disappear.
It’s not an ordinary town. It’s a town where the living and the dead co-exist side by side. All Raven has is a battered beige suitcase with a faded black butterfly sticker and a note from her mum saying not to open the suitcase until the right time…
“I’m thrilled to be publishing Welcome to Dead Town, Raven McKay,” said Haugaard. “It’s a stunning, lyrical tale of loss that’s also a gripping ghost story. Eibhlís writes with a poet’s voice and eye. She has created something magical. The narrative shifts between bold simplicity and fantasy in a way that will captivate readers young and old.”
Carcione said that the book has found a perfect home at Everything With Words: “I’m so excited to be working with Mikka, who publishes wonderful and beautiful books. I’m also very grateful to my agent Silvia Molteni for all her encouragement and support.”