Thank you for your interest in THE LAND OF YESTERDAY and THE SPINNER OF DREAMS. Below, you will find my official bio, book info, blurbs, and high-resolution author and cover images. For additional information or inquiries, please message me through my literary agent, Thao Le at thao (at) dijkstraagency.com. For requests regarding media, ARCS, or events, please contact my publicist kristopher.kam (at) harpercollins.com.
K. A. Reynolds is a poet and author from Winnipeg, Canada, currently residing in the wilds of Maine. Her superpowers include daydreaming, smiling, and saving spiders from certain peril. When not typing, hiking, or caring for the elderly, she enjoys swapping bad jokes with her numerous offspring, herding various furry beasts, and reading strange and colorful tales expertly crafted by other imagination astronauts in love with words. Visit her at www.kareynoldsbooks.com.
The Land of Yesterday Details
Release Date: July 31 2018
Age Range: 8-12
Grade Level: 3-7
Hardcover: 272 pages
A tender and fantastical adventure story perfect for fans of Coraline.
After Cecelia Dahl’s little brother, Celadon, dies tragically, his soul goes where all souls go: the Land of Yesterday—and Cecelia is left behind in a fractured world without him.
Her beloved house’s spirit is crumbling beyond repair, her father is imprisoned by sorrow, and worst of all, her grief-stricken mother abandons the land of the living to follow Celadon into Yesterday.
It’s up to Cecelia to put her family back together, even if that means venturing into the dark and forbidden Land of Yesterday on her own. But as Cecilia braves a hot-air balloon commanded by two gnomes, a sea of daisies, and the Planet of Nightmares, it’s clear that even if she finds her family, she might not be able to save them.
And if she’s not careful, she might just become a lost soul herself, trapped forever in Yesterday.
The Spinner of Dreams
Age Range: 8 - 12 years
Grade Level: 3 - 7
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (August 27, 2019)
Inventive, empathetic, and strange in all the best ways, The Spinner of Dreams draws from the author’s own experiences to create a story that feels timeless and universal. As she did in her debut The Land of Yesterday, K. A. Reynolds thoughtfully explores mental health and crafts an adventure that fits right alongside middle grade classics like The Phantom Tollbooth.
Annalise Meriwether—though kind, smart, and curious—is terribly lonely.
Cursed at birth by the devious Fate Spinner, Annalise has always lived a solitary life with her loving parents. She does her best to ignore the cruel townsfolk of her desolate town—but the black mark on her hand won’t be ignored.
Not when the monster living within it, which seems to have an agenda of its own, grows more unpredictable each day.
There’s only one way for Annalise to rid herself of her curse: to enter the Labyrinth of Fate and Dreams and defeat the Fate Spinner. So despite her anxiety, Annalise sets out to undo the curse that’s defined her—and to show the world, and herself, exactly who she is inside.