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I write books for teens and kids.


New middle grade! Eeeeeee!

Twelve-year-old Nell just wants a delightful pet of her own. Unfortunately, she ends up finding the Netherbeast instead, a cat (or...something pretending to be a cat) who smells like rancid garbage and looks like he was hit by a bus. Nell's parents will probably (definitely) say no, but luckily, Nell is spending the summer away from home at her Aunt Jerry's Bed & Breakfast.


But things go downhill when Nell and the Netherbeast discover a grumpy ghost in the rumpus room, who keeps throwing tantrums, peeling the wallpaper, making the portraits cry, and exploding the piano. Talk about bad for business! Can Nell and the Netherbeast get rid of the ghost, save the B&B, and--toughest of all--convince Nell's parents that she's finally ready for her very own (unusual) pet?

Nell and the Netherbeast, illustrated by Ash Szymanik (Andrews McMeel)

The book cover of Nell and the Netherbeast

Entertainingly page-turning.


Funny, fantastical, and farcical



For review copies and rights/permissions questions, please contact the publisher.

I am represented by Ammi-Joan Paquette of the Erin Murphy Literary Agency.

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