Briony knows she is a witch. She knows that she is guilty of hurting her beloved stepmother. She also knows that, now her stepmother is dead, she must look after her beautiful but complicated twin sister, Rose. Then the energetic, electric, golden-haired Eldric arrives in her home town of Swampsea, and everything that Briony thinks she knows about herself and her life is turned magically, dizzyingly, upside down.
Franny Billingsley lives in her home town of Chicago with her husband and two children. She was a children's book buyer for over ten years, but now writes full time.
The Folk Keeper has been awarded many US prizes including Notable Children's Book and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Best Book of the Year (School Library Journal).
Chime, published by Bloomsbury in April 2011, is a unique gothic and magical romance with an enticing undercurrent of fairytale and darkness. The Folk Keeper, republished in April 2011, is a compelling, magical and extremely powerful tale that combines high drama and thrilling danger with true romance
Author: Franny Billingsley