IFWG is very proud to announce the release in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and UK, Piper Mejia’s young adult urban fantasy, Dispossessed. Top genre New Zealand author, Lee Murray, says of Mejia’s work: “In this vivid and confronting YA thriller, Mejia reminds us that true monsters might be closer than we think. For anyone who ever felt othered and alone.”
Nobody likes you when you’re the ugly new kid. A hoodie and a new foster home won’t hide the creeping dread that you are dangerous. So, when you’re offered the chance to meet a grandfather you never knew, you jump on a plane to the bush-covered mountains of New Zealand.
Slate longs for a home when he finds himself living among an ancient race masquerading as travelling performers. Dispossessed and disillusioned, Slate fears being trapped in a life hiding from the world; one his own father had to run from.
However, the decision to stay or leave is taken from him when he is held captive by hunters on the trail of the ultimate game trophy. Tortured and alone Slate fears that the only way to escape is to become the monster he never wanted to be.
Piper Mejia is an advocate for New Zealand writers and literature. Her short fiction has been published in arange of magazines and anthologies, including Room Enough for Two, which appeared in the Sir Julius Vogel Award-winning anthology Te Korero Ahi Ka (2018).A collection of her original short stories, The Better Sister, waspublished by Breach in 2020. In addition to writing, Piper is a founding member of Young NZ Writers–a non-profitorganisation dedicated to providing writing and publishing opportunities for young writers. As a child, Piper stayedup late laughing at horror films. As an adult she has never lost her love for science fiction and horror, two genres that continues to ask the question “What if…”
Dispossessed is available now in all good print and ebook stores and online stores in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and UK. It will be released in USA and Canada on 25th May 2021.