Catrina Burgess writes because it helps keeps the darkness away and reminds herthere is magic in the world. She lives with one husband, two dogs, and a cat named Shitty Kitty in a small mining town in Arizona. At night the townis definitely spooky—she often swears she can hear the wind giggle. Luckily, Cat loves all things that go bump in the night, old movies, and Joss Whedon.
Cat's been known to eat pizza and cold Chinese food for breakfast, and is the self-declared queen of Stratego. She's never been beaten. NEVER!
Tom Ward has battled boggarts, ghasts, witches, dark gods, and the most terrifying creatures to roam the earth. He's allied with the witch assassin Grimalkin, with a powerful boggart, and with Alice . . . the young witch who is also his true love. And he has kept one step ahead of the Fiend, the most evil being in the world. Now he will vanquish the Fiend once and for all. But it will require a terrible sacrifice: not everyone Tom cares about will survive the final battle. The Last Apprentice series is soon to be a major motion picture, Seventh Son, starring Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes, Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Olivia Williams, Antje Traue, Djimon Hounsou, and Julianne Moore as Mother Malkin. It's a suspenseful thrill ride that's "spine-tingling" (Publishers Weekly) and "anything but tame" (Horn Book). But don't read it after dark!