“A collection blazing with seduction, trickery, conflict, and grief, Wicked South: Secrets and Lies is a saga of bitter deceits and breathtaking victories.” -Heather Ezell, author of Nothing Left to Burn
For good or ill—on the page or in life—few things are more alluring than the siren song of a secret. Secrets can bind us together or rip us apart—but one thing’s for sure: they make a great story.
At the heart of each story in this genre-crossing collection lies a secret. A boy who is not a boy at all, a neighbor with a mysterious ability, a first love that isn’t what it seems, a girl who leaves her scarred and broken heart at the bottom of a river.
Friendships, first loves, revenge and betrayals—the characters in these stories are tortured by the secrets they’ve kept and the lies they’ve told—can they each find redemption as they learn to separate the wicked from the wise?
Wicked South: Secrets and Lies is an anthology featuring young adult stories by authors from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Contributors are New York Times Bestselling author Emily Colin, Elizabeth DeVido, award-winning author Lauren Faulkenberry, Amy Hyatt Fonseca, Lauren Fulcher, award-winning author Robin Kirk, John Klekamp, Karissa Laurel, and Katie Rose Guest Pryal.
A portion of the proceeds from Wicked South will benefit literacy programs at El Centro Hispano (elcentronc.org) in Durham, North Carolina.
“Menacing fairy folk and locker room monsters. Forbidden love and time-traveling adventures. The nine twisty tales in Wicked South: Secrets and Lies take readers to atmospheric corners of the American South (and beyond) filled with heartfelt characters and alluring mysteries.” -John Claude Bemis, award-winning author of The Wooden Prince and The Clockwork Dark Trilogy