Bio: A half-Thai, half-American who has also lived in Laos and China, Donaya Haymond signed her first book publishing contract at eighteen. This followed a string of magazine and contest successes stretching back to when she was thirteen, incidentally the age when she began her Laconia series. ?Donaya? is taken from the Pali Sanskrit word for ?daughter?, pronounced ?DAWN-ah-yah?, and it is ?HAY-mond?, not ?Hammond?.
People say bad things about Dianne's parents that just aren't true; they're a vampire and werewolf...so? It's hard enough for Dianne to be fifteen and obviously to love her parents, even worse when there's something weird about them no one quite understands. Her father being a vampire and her mother being a werewolf is a simple fact of life. More worrisome are Mom and Dad getting sick for unknown reasons, the effect an accidental display of power is having on her social life, and the possibility... more info>>
Your secrets aren't as bad as you think. Selene believes Ferdinand would abandon her if he knew she was a werewolf, something that isn't supposed to exist. Ferdinand hides his vampirism from her for the same reasons, and must also hide from a world that thinks he's evil. He's just a melancholy English major who had a serious misadventure last summer. She's just a college student with a bizarre family history. A comedy of secrets and a romance of accepting what makes us different.
A young Elf must enter a frightening world: 21st Century America. The Elves of North America use dimension-bending magic to conceal their woodland villages from humans, though it fails to protect them from the beautiful-but-deadly Eudemons. Edofine is less prejudiced than many, even befriending an Archaedemon, whose people are known for switching sides in the ancient conflict. But when young Edofine's clan is destroyed, he has only one person to turn to: his cousin Kryvek, who was adopted by h... more info>>
Accepting yourself can be unusually difficult. Taylor Calvin is a hardworking, intelligent high school student who's been stretching herself a bit thin lately. This is not improved by the appearance of Tylianvornika, a ghost that claims to be Taylor from a previous life in another dimension, one she shared with her closest friends. Now Taylor must juggle daily problems that merely feel like the end of the world, along with memories and a persistent haunting concerning the actual ending of a worl... more info>>