TRAVEL DIARIES OF THE DEAD & DELUSIONAL
A YA CONTEMPORARY NOVEL
Tupper’s chasing a ghost and Langley can’t get away from hers.
Nineteen-year-old Langley is crazy, like get the straight jacket and ready the padded room kind of crazy, and she wants to stay that way. She clings to the persistent and intrusive hallucination of her dead sister Sarah despite craving a real life, in the real world.
She just can’t let go.
Tupper’s life is charmed. He has loving adopted parents and several athletic college scholarship offers. Preferring art to speech, his heart is stuck on the beauty and simplicity of solid ink lines on paper. His illustrations are eerily similar to his only keepsake from his birth mother, Anna: comic book style drawings scrawled across an old map in the form of a travel diary.
At eighteen, Tupper sidesteps his planned future and follows this map from Kansas City to Canada, starting his journey where Anna’s ended.
When Tupper sees Langley tearing down a dirt road as she escapes from her latest institution, he offers her a ride. They build on an instant connection and with acceptance and offbeat humor, deepen their bond. But secrets push between them: Sarah and Anna, two ghosts who could sink their icy fingers into the two teenagers and tear them apart.