The website for Tessa Gratton; dinosaur wrangler and YA author.


A stand-alone novel of blood, kissing and cemeteries coming May 24th, 2011 from Random House Children’s Books.


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For Nick Pardee and Silla Kennicot, the cemetery is the center of everything.

Nick is a city boy angry at being forced to move back to the nowhere town of Yaleylah, Missouri where he grew up. He can’t help remembering his mom and the blood magic she practiced – memories he’s tried for five years to escape. Silla, though, doesn’t want to forget; her parents’ apparent murder-suicide left her numb and needing answers. When a book of magic spells in her dad’s handwriting appears on her doorstep, she sees her chance to unravel the mystery of their deaths.

Together they plunge into the world of dark magic, but when a hundred-year-old blood witch comes hunting for the bones of Silla’s parents and the spell book, Nick and Silla will have to let go of everything they believe about who they are, the nature of life and death, and the deadly secrets that hide in blood.

IndieBound or Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Gorgeous trailer made by Random House Germany:

Spoof trailer made by Natalie C. Parker:

Foreign Language Rights Licenses:

British Commonwealth (including Australia and New Zealand): Random House UK
Catalan: La Galera
Croatian: Znanje d.o.o
Czech: Euromedia
Danish: Tellerup Publishers
Finnish: Werner Soderstrom Oy
French: La Martiniere
German: Random House Germany
Greek: Patakis Publications
Italian: Edizioni Piemme
Polish: Wydawnictwo Dolnoslaskie
Portuguese (Brazil): Editora Rocco
Portuguese (Portugal): Edicoes Gailivro
Russian: Ripol Classic Publishers
Serbian: Carobna Knjiga
Simple Chinese (Mainland only): Shanghai Interzone
Slovakian: Ikar Bratislava
Spanish: Random House Mondadori
Swedish: Wahlstroms Bokforlag Oy
Turkish: Artemis Yayinlari
World Complex Chinese: Wisdom Distribution

For questions regarding foreign language rights, please call 212/782-9000 and request to be connected to the Random House Children’s Books subsidiary rights department.

For more information, check out my sneak peaks page!