Jessica McHugh is an author of speculative fiction that spans genres, from horror and alternate history, to epic fantasy and young adult. A member of the Horror Writers Association and a 2013 Pulp Ark nominee, she has devoted herself to novels, short stories, poetry, and playwriting. Jessica has had thirteen books published in five years, including the bestselling Rabbits in the Garden, The Sky: The World and the gritty coming-of-age thriller, PINS.
Next up on her publishing schedule is the completion of the edgy 5-book Darla Decker Diaries series of young adult coming-of-age adventures.
Watch for the fifth coming-of-age young adult novel in the Darla Decker Diaries series, Darla Decker Breaks the Case, coming November 28, 2016.
It’s the last summer before high school. Darla should be planning her class schedule or selecting her freshman wardrobe, but she can’t focus on anything until she solves the Mrs. Marchio Mystery. Why does the weird neighbor lady’s cats wear numbered collars? Why does she drive them around in a demon bus? And why, of all people, does her friend Reggie’s grandmother have a stuffed version of Marchio’s elusive #1?
Through camp counselor training, a week at Wakonda, and the waning summer days, Darla, Reggie, and Nate team up to find the answers. But as the start of ninth grade nears, Darla Decker might discover the Marchio mystery isn’t the most important thing unraveling this summer.
A frank and funny look at the path to adulthood, Darla Decker Breaks the Case continues a journey of love, loss, and the nitty-gritty of growing up through Darla Decker’s eyes.