Once Upon A Time…

…there was a headstrong fairy princess and a frog with an axe.
But that’s another story.

My name is Dawn Metcalf and I write dark, quirky and sometimes humorous speculative fiction. My debut novel, LUMINOUS, is a YA paranormal fantasy about a Latina-American superheroine who can change her skin and my current novel, INDELIBLE: Book One of the Twixt, is just your average fairy tale about a guy and a girl, a deadly mistake, a number of sharp, pointy objects and a plot to end the Age of Man. The second book in the Twixt Series, INVISIBLE: Book Two of the Twixt, is due out from Harlequin Teen in September, 2014.

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Fire, Ice & Memory: YA Panel & Signing at the Odyssey

Odyssey Lineup

I am going to be part of the Fire, Air & Memory YA Panel alone with Sarah J. Maas & Alexandra Bracken!

This, my friends, is what we call a very big deal!

The panel will focus on the fabulous worlds and heroines of our YA series and will be hosted by the one-and-only Odyssey Bookshop and is taking place at the Jones Library in Amherst, Massachusetts. There will be good food, good fun and great conversation–don’t miss it! You can RSVP to save a seat at the event on the Facebook page or by calling the store (413)534-7307.

Inspiration of the Week: Eleanor & Park

I admit that I don’t read as much contemporary fiction as I do genre fiction, but Rainbow Rowell’s books get everyone talking and the premise of this one made it too good to pass up! Once I was introduced to the characters, I was *hooked!* How could something be so terrible and beautiful and glorious and tragic and so absolutely true as this story? I’m still twitterpated. And, better yet, here was another example of a great story told in 3rd person POV, something that is almost unheard-of in YA, because it is somehow considered too distancing. Well, there was NO distance here! I felt as tuned-in to Eleanor and Park’s switching perspectives as well as if I were in 1st person with the added benefit of feeling outside it all, watching it unfold, with the gift of pertinent information that not all the characters has at the same time. It was a welcoming rather than an excluding sensation and one which my craft eye appreciated and made my reader heart soar. I loved this book and eagerly assault anyone who hasn’t read it yet to do so ASAP!

Really, it’s *that* good!


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