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    Byrne House Book One

    For five generations, Evelyn's family has lived in the same small brick house, shadowed by the mansion across the street. Her Nana filled her childhood with stories about Byrne House: tales of missing children, of lovers gone mad. The mansion loomed every night in her dreams. Even now, at seventeen, Evelyn watches the sprawling Victorian from her second-floor bedroom, unable to explain her obsession with a house she's never been inside.


    Then one of the boys in Evelyn's junior class disappears. Evelyn is the last person to see him--just a pale face in Byrne House's tower window.


    The police don't believe her. Even her friends think she just imagined the face in the window. Only Alex--a mysterious newcomer with his own ties to Byrne House--shares her suspicions. But Evelyn has no idea how far she and Alex will have to go to find the answers. Or what she'll have to remember.


    Available on Kindle Unlimited, ebook, and paperback from Amazon.

    Byrne House Book Two

    It’s been four months since Evelyn Ashwood escaped from the tunnels beneath Byrne House, and nothing about her life is the same. Alex Evans still hasn’t returned to Castle Heights. She’s spending more time with Jake—her former enemy—whose macabre sense of humor conceals a darker affliction. And she’s plagued by disturbing visions of the past that she cannot control, much less explain.


    When Evelyn is forced to return to Byrne House, she discovers another murder in the mansion’s history. The victim is someone with close ties to her family, someone who supposedly left Castle Heights years ago. As Evelyn tries to uncover what really happened, she must face not only her family’s true history, but the darkest truth about Byrne House itself. Because the mansion hasn’t yet given up all of its secrets…In a long-forgotten room underground, something malevolent is waiting. All Evelyn has to do is open the door.


    Pre-order now on Amazon; available on Kindle Unlimited, ebook and paperback on August 18, 2020.

    Infinite worlds. Endless possibilities . . . 

    Stel Alaster has never known life without the Corridor. It appeared suddenly seventeen years ago, the only portal to a parallel version of our world—Second Earth. Everyone on First Earth fears Mods, the genetically modified Second Earthers who built the Corridor. They are too smart, too strong, and have powers that can’t be controlled. Any Mod found on First Earth is branded, then detained in the Corridor’s research labs.

    Only Stel has a dangerous secret. She has a power, too: She can open a portal to Second Earth . . . and several other parallel universes she’s discovered. If anyone ever finds out, she’ll be imprisoned, no better than a Mod or common lab rat.

    But when the Corridor starts to fail, emitting erratic bursts of energy that could destroy First Earth, Stel must risk everything to save the people and world she loves. With the help of an escaped Mod and an infuriatingly arrogant boy from a third universe, Stel sets out to unravel the mysteries of the Corridor and stabilize it before it’s too late. The fate of every world lies in the balance. . . .


    Available on Amazon.

    Corridor Series Book Two

    Time is running out for Stel Alaster. The Corridor, the only portal between First and Second Earth, is failing and the barriers between all twelve worlds are thinning. Using her unique ability to travel through the multiverse, Stel sets out to save the Corridor . . . and ends up discovering a mysterious new world.


    In the sequel to The Corridor, will the thirteenth world hold the key to the Corridor’s secrets? Or will the portal implode and take every last universe down with it?


    Available on Amazon.

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    A.N. Willis writes books for teens and adults--sometimes sci-fi, sometimes supernatural, always with heavy doses of action and romance. She loves the creepy, the suspenseful, the otherworldly. Her latest novel is UNDER GLASS AND STONE, set to be published on April 7, 2020 from Observatory Books. She's also the author of the science fiction duology THE CORRIDOR and THE THIRTEENTH WORLD.

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    Under Glass And Stone is here! It has so many of my favorite things: a creepy Victorian mansion, unsolved disappearances, paranormal happenings, swoon-worthy romance, and historical mysteries. It released on April 7, 2020, and I'm so excited to share a preview with you all today. Enjoy! Find it...
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    Part II of a two-part series on Revising Like a Pro. Find Part I here. Before I had an editor, I had no idea what an "edit letter" was. I'd written several manuscripts and gone through many revisions on my own, so I thought I had a basic handle on the editorial process. I'd thought I was...
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