Best-selling young adult author Lisa Mantchev (Théâtre Illuminata) has announced a new stand-alone novel, Ticker, to be published by Skyscape. Ticker is a young adult steampunk adventure featuring “a young girl named Penny Farthing, who zips about the city of Bazalgate on a motorized velocipede”.
Penny Farthing, a girl with a faulty clockwork heart, is drawn into her own family’s dark history, inadvertently leading her friends into a NeoVictorian conspiracy involving terrorist bombings, human augmentation, and the world beyond the veil.
Mantchev said that Ticker has survived six re-writes and she is thrilled to finally share Penny Farthing’s story. Ticker is scheduled for publication in October 2014.
Find Lisa Mantchev online at her website.