Kari Maaren is a writer, cartoonist, musician, and academic whose first novel, the YA fantasy Weave a Circle Round, was published by Tor Books in 2017. It was a finalist for the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy and has been shortlisted for the Sunburst Award. Kari also has a completed webcomic, West of Bathurst, and an active one, It Never Rains. She is unapologetically fond of twisty, bewildering stories full of time loops, references to nineteenth-century poetry, and a cavalier defiance of the laws of physics. She lives in Toronto with several musical instruments and an astounding number of books.
Weave a Circle Round
Freddy doesn’t want people to think she’s weird. Her family makes that difficult, though: her deaf stepbrother Roland’s a major geek, and her genius little sister Mel’s training to be the next Sherlock Holmes. All Freddy wants is to survive high school. Then two extremely odd neighbors move in next door. Cuerva Lachance and Josiah definitely aren’t normal. Neither is Freddy’s situation, when she suddenly finds herself stuck thousands of years in the past with her very, very weird neighbors. And that’s only the beginning. Read more.