Monday, October 1, 2012

Introducing: Missouri Dalton

Greetings! I'm Missouri Dalton, author of many an adult novel, and just recently moved into the YA field. To be fair, I started writing YA first and then adult and then published in adult first. Odd.

Anyhow, I rather liked Voss' bit about book shelves, so I thought I'd share some series from my YA shelf.

The Alex Rider novels
The Heroes of Olympus
Harry Potter
The Collegium Chronicles (Valdemar)
The Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner

Yeah, I read a lot of the action stuff. So it's funny to compare to my adult shelf where I've got the Parasol Protectorate, the Urban Shaman books and a lot of female oriented characters, while my YA/MG is all boys. Mostly boys. Ah well.

So of course, what did I just sign on for? A "boy" book, as it were. My first YA novel, Vampirism and You! 

Louis has a lot on his plate. He's just turned seventeen, he has to move to America from his home country of England, he could--maybe--be gay and he just joined the ranks of the undead. His foster-sire Duncan--who he has absolutely no feelings for whatsoever--forces him to go to high school to help him learn to be around humans without eating them. As if his life wasn't difficult enough, there's a strange vampire hanging around that Duncan really doesn't like and Louis accidentally turned the head cheerleader into his minion while playing Dracula in the school play.

And that's just the tip of the bloody iceberg, because as Louis is about to find out, being Dracula's grandson is not all it's cracked up to be. 

No release date yet, but I'll be keeping apprised on my new YA blog, Quill, Quips and Quirks. I love alliterations. So sue me.

I feel it's important to my character to note, that I wrote this blog post while listening to The Eagles, Witchy Woman.




Voss Foster said...

Ooh. Can't wait to read that one. Vampire cheerleader just sounds like a great idea, to me.


Kari Jo said...

Oh, yeah, this sounds quite yummy!