Lisa Mantchev announces new steampunk novel TICKER


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.

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