From the master of thrillers and the supernatural comes a collection thirteen short stories that have never been published before in book form. Written in the Stars contains Lois Duncan's earliest stories—one published at the age of thirteen—from the tale of an army sergeant whose suspicious behavior sets off a chain reaction, to a group of children (humorously) tormenting their temporary guardian. This unique collection, whose stories originally appeared in magazines such as Seventeen and American Girl, is a marvelous portrait of the depth and breadth of Duncan's work, covering topics such as WWII, parenthood, sibling relationships, and love. As a special bonus, Lois has followed each story with a brief essay describing her work and life at the time the story was written. Written in the Stars is a must-have addition to the library of work from this spectacular and groundbreaking young adult author.
Lois gives an overview of the book:
Lois Duncan was born in Philadelphia, PA, and grew up in Sarasota, FL.
She knew from early childhood that she wanted to be a writer. She submitted her first story to a magazine at age 10 and became published at 13. Throughout her teens she wrote regularly for young...