Please help me welcome new client, Gregory Funaro, the NY Times best-selling author of Disney-Hyperion’s ALISTAIR GRIM series and later the WATCH HOLLOW series from Harper Collins. When I found Greg’s query in my inbox I nearly had to pinch myself. I’ve been a fan of his books for quite some time and I was thrilled at the opportunity to read his latest middle grade fantasy, FOXFIRE, and even more thrilled when we realized our visions for the story aligned!
It’s ODD AND THE FROST GIANTS meets A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS, a whimsical adventure whereby twelve year-old Polly Clapper and her younger brother Albert are whisked away to ancient Norway when Polly steps on the coat of a mysterious stranger while on a cruise to see the Northern Lights. There, they meet a time-traveling bandit named Agmundr Goole, who just so happens to be in search of the mythical Fire Fox, whose tail of magical fire is the true source of the Northern Lights. But someone else seeks the Fire Fox, too: a wicked wizard known as Mad Magnusson. And unless the Clapper children can stop him, the Northern Lights will vanish forever and a terrifying evil shall be unleashed upon the world. Not only is FOXFIRE a thrilling tale of magic and adventure, but also the story of two unlikely heroes on their journey towards self-discovery and acceptance.
I am just beyond thrilled to be working with Greg. Go give him a warm KT welcome and congratulate him! You can find him on Twitter and don’t forget to check out his website to learn more about his previously published books!