Salem Charter Academy

A zombie girl struggles to survive SALEM CHARTER ACADEMY, a school that expects her to be able to cast spells, while her little brother’s butt begins to turn into a werewolf and her mad-scientist father goes missing.

While Patty’s character relationships can be aptly compared to Meg Murry from A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel (Square Fish 2015), this coming-of-age story has a plot perhaps more comparable to Jeffrey Brown’s Jedi Academy series (Scholastic, 2014), addressing timely issues of race and class relations and fitting into a new school. 

This graphic novel borrows characters from my picture book, There’s a Zombie in the Basement (Mascot Books, 2016), which has already amassed a fan base of thousands in its successful crowdfunding efforts and subsequent reading tour to 45 schools, bookstores and libraries (and counting), leading to a third printing in early 2019. Besides this, I’ve always had an obsession with monsters and have become well known as a zombie caricature artist locally and on the convention circuit.

View the first 10 pages of dummy art here.

If you are a publisher and want to see the full 167 page manuscript, please contact me or my agent, Peter Ryan at Stimola Literary Studio.

Evil Twins of Salem Charter Academy prequel is also in development.

Repped by Peter Ryan at Stimola Literary Studio

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