Dreamwood by Heather Mackey

DREAMWOOD is my first book, out now from Putnam (Penguin Random House). It’s the story of Lucy Darrington, a determined twelve-year-old girl who undertakes a dangerous journey to find her father, an expert in the supernatural who’s gone missing in search of dreamwood, a rare tree with magical properties. After running away from boarding school, she arrives in a remote part of what’s like the Pacific Northwest—although with key differences: magic trees, sea serpents, and haunted forests in a landscape controlled by the Lupine people. Lucy and her vexingly stubborn friend Pete follow her father’s trail to the deadly woods on Devil’s Thumb—only to find that dreamwood itself might be the greatest threat of all. Check it out on IndieBound, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble. Or read some of the super nice reviews.

THE SHADOW CLOCK is the book I’m working on now, again with the amazing team at Putnam. I’m so excited about this story, which follows a young thief in a magical New York. More soon!

From the Blog: What I’ve been reading: Summer version

What’s been going on lately? Well, it’s a rather unimpressive litany of failing to exercise regularly, struggling with revision, work, a brief (but wondrous) trip to Rome, summer. Sometimes the world feels like it’s falling apart (or maybe that’s just what Donald Trump would have us believe), but I’m constantly reminded that there’s always beauty ... [Continue reading]

Latest News: Upcoming events

I’ll be speaking at the California Writers Club, Mt. Diablo Branch, on May 14 at a banquet to honor young writers for the club’s 2016 Young Writers Contest.  My talk is going to be about “Turning Ideas Into Stories.” Later this summer, I’ll be at the Mendocino Writers Conference, August 4-6. I’m so excited about ... [Continue reading]