May 192016

Photo of author Justina Ireland.Jordan Brown at Balzer + Bray has preempted Justina Ireland’s DREAD NATION and an untitled sequel, a YA duology set in a post-Reconstruction America beset by an undead plague that rose from the battlefields of the Civil War. The book follows Jane, the daughter of a plantation-owner mother and enslaved father, who is training as an attendant in Baltimore to protect well-to-do white folk from the undead. Publication is scheduled for 2018. Amy Boggs did the deal for North American rights.