The first time I heard about The Cresswell Plot was when an advanced copy of the book arrived at my doorstep buried in a box of dirt.
Now the book is out in paperback with a shiny new cover, and I’m so pleased to be hosting a guest post from author Eliza Wass to help celebrate. Be sure to keep reading to learn more about the book and enter for your chance to win a copy!
Okay, so, I am prefacing all my posts with saying I am currently hiking the Santiago Trail in Spain with my parents, 570 miles over 30 days, firstly because it’s so cool and secondly because my thoughts might be a bit scattered!
So I live in a bedsit on Camden High Street in London—its just one little room overlooking one of the busiest streets in London—and I love it. You can actually walk right out my door and directly to Trafalgar Square, or there’s Regent’s Park just across the road and Hampstead Heath about a mile up the road. It’s just awesome!
When I’m writing the last thing I want to do is have to change out of my pajamas or walk to the grocery store so this place is pretty ideal. I can rock up to the Pret a Manger downstairs in my pajamas whenever I need to eat and because it’s London, no one even looks twice (I mean, they might, but I assume it’s not the craziest thing they’ve seen all day!)
If I get creatively wiped I can just go outside and walk along the canal, which goes past the zoo and all the canal boats, and it’s just gorgeous.
I love the diversity in London. I love talking to strangers. I love feeling like I’m at the center of humanity, so it’s just perfect for me.
Thank you so much for having me!
The woods were insane in the dark, terrifying and magical at the same time. But best of all were the stars, which trumpeted their light into the misty dark.
Castella Cresswell and her five siblings-Hannan, Caspar, Mortimer, Delvive, and Jerusalem- know what it’s like to be different. For years, their world has been confined to their ramshackle family home deep in the woods of upstate New York. They abide by the strict rule of God, whose messages come directly from their father.
Slowly, Castley and her siblings start to test the boundaries of the laws that bind them. But, at school, they’re still the freaks they’ve always been to the outside world. Marked by their plain clothing. Unexplained bruising. Utter isolation from their classmates. That is, until Castley is forced to partner with the totally irritating, totally normal George Gray, who offers her a glimpse of a life filled with freedom and choice.
Castley’s world rapidly expands beyond the woods she knows so well and the beliefs she once thought were the only truths. There is a future waiting for her if she can escape her father’s grasp, but Castley refuses to leave her siblings behind. Just as she begins to form a plan, her father makes a chilling announcement: the Cresswells will soon return to their home in heaven. With time running out on all of their lives, Castley must expose the depth of her father’s lies. The forest has buried the truth in darkness for far too long. Castley might be their last hope for salvation.
Paperback in stores October 10th: Amazon | B&N | TBD | Goodreads
Eliza Wass is an author, journalist and the wife of the late musician Alan Wass. Her debut novel, The Cresswell Plot, was published in 2016 to critical acclaim by Disney-Hyperion. She has contributed articles to The Guardian, Grazia, NME, Shortlist and THE FALL.
Her second book with Disney-Hyperion, The Life and Death Parade, will be published in June 2018.
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