Novels

​Praise for The Seven Tales of Trinket

  • Kirkus 100 Best Books of the Year

  • California Book Award Finalist

"Thomas offers an impressive debut novel in which she weaves seven compelling stories together with narrative power and considerable grace."—Booklist, starred

"Expertly told."--School Library Journal

Guided by a tattered map, accompanied by Thomas the Pig Boy, and inspired by the storyteller's blood that thrums through her veins, eleven year-old Trinket searches for the seven stories she needs to become a bard like her father, who disappeared years before.  She befriends a fortune-telling gypsy girl; returns a child stole by the selkies to his true mother; confronts a banshee and receives a message from a ghost; helps a village girl outwit--and out-dance--the Faerie Queen; travels beyond the grave to battle a dastardly undead Highwayman; meets a hound so loyal he fights a wolf to the death to protect the baby prince left in his charge.  All fine material for six tales.  But is is the seventh tale, in which Trinket learns her father's true fate that changes her life forever.

Praise for Secrets of Selkie Bay

 

“Thomas spins a tale in present-day Ireland of a family coming apart and a brave girl tasked with responsibilities beyond her age . . . Readers looking for a strong main character or intrigued by Celtic folklore will find much to enjoy.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“The surprise ending leaves the door open for a little belief in magic.” ―School Library Journal

In their present-day tourist trap of an Irish seaside town, famed for its supposed involvement with selkies in the past, three sisters are faced with the sudden disappearance of their mother. Crushed by the loss, their father is struggling to carry on. To make matters worse, there are rumors afloat in the village that their mother herself is a selkie who has now shed her human form and gone back to sea. As Cordie Sullivan, the oldest daughter, tries to learn more about her mother's vanishing, she must find the strength to help her family move ahead, even as she discovers an increasing number of clues that point to a hidden island off the coast―a mythical kingdom of the selkies

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