ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dianne K. Salerni lives in Chester County, Pennsylvania with her husband Bob and two daughters, Gabrielle and Gina. She graduated from St. Mark's High School in Wilmington, Delaware and received her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Delaware. She subsequently earned a Master's in Language Arts Education at the University of Pennsylvania before taking a job teaching in the Avon Grove School District. She has now been teaching fourth and fifth grade at Avon Grove for over 20 years.
We Hear the Dead, Sourcebooks 2010: a fictionalized retelling of the real-life story of teenage sisters, Maggie and Kate Fox, who pulled off a hoax that fooled a nation in the 1850's, and the celebrity romance that came between them. (We Hear the Dead has been adapted into a short film titled The Spirit Game which premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.)
The Caged Graves, Clarion Books, 2013: two 19th century graves enclosed in cages outside the town of Catawissa, Pennsylvania inspired this historical mystery about a young woman who, in an attempt to learn the truth about her deceased mother, delves into secrets her town would prefer remain buried.
The Eighth Day, coming from HarperCollins, April 2014: a 13 year old boy discovers an extra 24 hours between Wednesday and Thursday and a mysterious girl hiding in the house next door who exists only on that secret day. The second book in the series, The Inquisitor's Mark, will follow, Winter 2015.
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