• AJ Vanderhorst

Where in the Woods is Casey Grimes (#2)?


People keep asking me when hard copies of Trickery School (Casey Grimes #2) will be available. The answer is any day now...but since that's been the answer for a week, thought I'd write a quick note.


Where is Casey Grimes #2? The simple answer is, working with a small press in 2020 is kind of a chaotic dance. You make your move, then you wait for your partner to make theirs, and the result does not resemble ballet or any other dance form known to man.


That's what we're doing now...my press, INtense Publications, is in the process of dotting all their i's and crossing their t's.


Will Trickery School be out in time for Christmas? I'm told it will be available early this week, so—absolutely. And you'll be the first to know.


In the meantime, feel free to add it on Goodreads and here are some bonus teasers:

  • Off the top of my head, I count three significant new monsters in Casey #2. Obvs, these monsters get extended face time and try to devour several people. Multiple other species are, of course, mentioned in passing.

  • Mostly Invisible Boy (Casey #1) is classified as fantasy, but Trickery School contains a dead-serious mystery element—and if you pay attention, the mystery is solvable. I guess that makes Casey #2 a middle grade mystery/fantasy.

  • Finally, in Casey #2, a surprising—even shocking—revelation is made about a main character. Bet you didn't see that coming!

Next time we talk, Trickery School will be on the market. In the meantime, happy Advent! I hope yours includes a walk through whispery, aromatic evergreens and the soft, muffled footsteps of small monsters in the snow.

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