When Lizzie Morrows, 13, gets the ultimatum from her abusive parents that her beloved cat Bast must go, she stumbles into a world where magick is real, cats talk, and Lizzie herself discovers that she too has powers. With her new friends Miranda, the high-schooler who can pop things into space, and centuries old Alex the Traveller, who slips from appearance to appearance as she/he changes bodies and genders--and Darjeeling, Alex's familiar, Lizzie's life changes dramatically.
The story is told by Bast and Darjeeling.
I grew up in New York and went to school in the Midwest and New England, where I now live. I started writing as a warmup for my dissertation and never stopped. (I did finish the dissertation!) I am interested in the unseen and the imagined; in cats, making visual art and having arguments with my characters. I'm currently putting the finishing touches on my third novel about sorcery and the Th'nashi, alien-born vampires with an often-frustrating culture.