Publisher: Graye Castle Press

Cover Artist: TS95 Design Studio

Cover Designer: Cait Greer

Page Count: 406

Release Date: May 5, 2018

 

 

 

 

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BOOK DESCRIPTION

 

When seventeen-year-old Josilyn begins to see the fantastical world of her father’s imagination, she can’t help but wonder if he isn’t insane at after all, or that she might be.

Living in a crumbling cardboard castle under the park bridge and struggling to care for her mentally ill father, Josilyn’s life has been anything but regal since her mother’s death. But when a former friend discovers Josilyn’s secret and leads Child Protective Services directly to her, her father’s visions of grand feathered dragons and treacherous dark knights become the least of Josilyn’s problems.

Now separated from her father and terrified for his safety, Josilyn sees his imaginary world, forcing her to consider the possibility that someone may be desperate to see her father dead–and her in chains.

In a stunning twist of reality, survival may not be a matter of sanity, but who to trust, and who to kill.

PRAISE FOR CARDBOARD CASTLES

 

Cardboard Castles is by turns introspective, heart-wrenching, brilliant, and daring. The world-building is outstandingly well done, and Young’s talent shows here especially. While both worlds Jos inhabits are intricate and complex, Young brings them each to vivid, sometimes painful reality. I’ll be honest—this is not a book for the faint of heart. Ms. Young explores some dark themes here—homelessness, mental illness, betrayal. And yet despite this, there is humor and hope and love abounding in Josilyn’s story.” –Keith Willis, author of the Knights of Kilbourne series

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

K.L. Young’s fascination with all things fantastical comes out in her writing, whether it’s dragons, vampires, or ghosts – if it has wings, fangs, or goes bump in the night, she’s writing about it.

She lives in beautiful Chattanooga, Tennessee with her husband, Tim, who’s responsible for making her believe all her writing dreams will come true. Together they have two daughters, Savannah and Tabitha, who both enjoy art and writing as well. By day, she teaches eighth grade in a suburban middle school where she shares her love of writing and dreaming “big dreams” with her students.

 

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