K. Ancrum

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Biography

K. Ancrum is the author of the award-winning thriller The Wicker King, a lesbian romance The Weight of the Stars, and Peter Pan thriller Darling. Ancrum is a Chicago native passionate about diversity and representation in young adult fiction. She currently writes most of her work in the lush gardens of the Chicago Art Institute. 

 

 


Schedule

Streaming November 12
Panel Discussion
Murder, Mysteries, and Secrets from the Past: Young Adult Thrillers
with K. Ancrum, Kit Frick, Kristin Lambert, Jennifer Moffett, and Ashley Poston
(Ages 12 and up)


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Darling

A teen girl finds herself lost on a dangerous adventure in this YA thriller by the acclaimed author of The Wicker King and The Weight of the Stars―reimagining Peter Pan for today’s world.

On Wendy Darling’s first night in Chicago, a boy called Peter appears at her window. He’s dizzying, captivating, beautiful―so she agrees to join him for a night on the town.

Wendy thinks they’re heading to a party, but instead they’re soon running in the city’s underground. She makes friends―a punk girl named Tinkerbelle and the lost boys Peter watches over. And she makes enemies―the terrifying Detective Hook, and maybe Peter himself, as his sinister secrets start coming to light. Can Wendy find the courage to survive this night―and make sure everyone else does, too?

Acclaimed author K. Ancrum has re-envisioned Peter Pan with a central twist that will send all your previous memories of J. M. Barrie’s classic permanently off to Neverland.

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