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The Witchlands
Something Strange & Deadly
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Read the Opening Chapter
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Everything had gone horribly wrong.
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Truthwitch Official Website
Information & Extras
All things Witchlands!
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The Sheridan Institute Files
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The year is 1881, and five years have passed since the events of the SOMETHING STRANGE & DEADLY series. Eleanor Fitt and the Spirit-Hunters are comfortable (and perhaps a bit complacent) as professors at the Sheridan Institute, a place for students both strange and necromantic.
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Explore 1876
Dive into history
Philadelphia of 1876 was a quite a different place from today’s city–and not just the buildings have changed. Peoples’ lives are much different–and much better–today.
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Something Strange & Deadly
Official Book Trailer
There's something strange and deadly loose in Philadelphia...
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Steampunk Goggles
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How-to tutorial
Steampunk goggles: the perfect gift for any occasion — birthdays, anniversaries, whatever.
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Excepts from the Trilogy
Preview the books
Read the opening chapters of each book and decide if you like the series BEFORE you buy!
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SS&D Discussion Guide
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It’s 1876, and these days the dead are not staying down. Unfortunately, sixteen-year-old Eleanor Fitt has an even bigger problem: her beloved older brother is missing.
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5 Party Tips
For Your Next 1876 Parisian Ball
Just as Eleanor must attend a glamorous party in A Darkness Strange and Lovely, I am certain all of you ladies and gentleman will one day be faced with an exciting ball of your own—if you have not already attended one, of course!
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Dynamite Scene Playlist
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The music behind Something Strange & Deadly.
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SS&D Deleted Scene
An Epic Reads exclusive
This is a scene from Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard, but rather than seeing it through Eleanor Fitt’s eyes, this snippet shows it from Daniel Sheridan’s.
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A Playlist Dark and Lovely
The stories behind the songs
Music plays a huge part in my writing process. Every scene, every sentence, every word in the Something Strange and Deadly trilogy was written to music, and I even have a Something Strange and Deadly Spotify list with over 230 songs!
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Steampunk Utility Belt
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Steampunk utility belt: the place to carry your Tools of Awesome–or to just hang onto some spare change. Whatevs. No matter what you choose to store, you’re gonna look STEAMPUNK-TASTIC wearing it.
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Steampunk Gun
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How-to tutorial
Steampunk gun: a device to blast away all things mechanical and paranormal. Your costume just isn’t complete without one.
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Excerpt Reading
Hear sections from SS&D
Listen as I read (quite badly) an excerpt from Chapter 7 in SOMETHING STRANGE & DEADLY.
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SS&D Pinterest
Image collection
Images that inspired the SOMETHING STRANGE & DEADLY series (HarperTeen) or remind me of its story. Plus. images that remind me of the series (or inspired me to write it).
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Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe
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There’s nothing quite like a fresh, buttered biscuit to get your mouth watering. All thoughts of corsets and propriety aside, who doesn’t want to stuff his or her faces with a warm, golden biscuit in the morning for breakfast? Or right after school/work? Or perhaps right before bed?
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Book Club Recap
Story discussions
Thank you again to everyone who participated in the Something Strange & Deadly book club, both here and on Epic Reads.
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Character Profile
Eleanor Fitt
“When I was a child, Father used to say, ‘My daughter’s biggest vices are curiosity and a fondness for buttered toast.’ He was right, of course, and that curiosity was now piqed to its fullest.”
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Character Profile
Daniel Sheridan
“Please forgive Mr. Sheridan. I am afraid he works better with machines than with people.”
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Character Profile
Jie Chen
“So it wasn’t magic, then. Just Jie’s unnatural dexterity. I huffed out a jealous sigh.”
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Character Profile
Joseph Boyer
“Joseph had a job to do, he expected us to do it, and he tolerated nothing but obedience. The Spirit-Hunters worked together like the gears of a clock–orderly and focused.”