Ivelisse Housman (Author)
January 03, 2023
5.87 X 8.54 X 1.28 inches | 0.97 pounds
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About the Author
Ivelisse Housman is a Puerto Rican-American author and illustrator. At all seven schools she attended throughout her childhood, she was infamously "that kid who gets in trouble for reading during class, but refuses to stop." She was diagnosed with autism at 15, which made everything make a lot more sense. When she isn't writing, she can be found making soup or tending to her houseplants. She lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains with her high school sweetheart/archnemesis and their two rescue dogs.
"Housman opens a portal to a world of glimmering fae and blistering magic where, to our autistic protagonist, humanity is just as daunting as the fantastical. Both meaningful and whirlwind-fun, Unseelie sparkles with mystery, adventure, and enchantment." --Andrew Joseph White, New York Times bestselling author of Hell Followed with Us "Housman's stunning debut is the sort of love letter only an autistic author could write. Fae canon has been waiting for this one." --H.E. Edgmon, author of The Witch King "Reminiscent of classic fairytales yet brimming with a charm all its own." --Emily Lloyd-Jones, author of The Bone Houses "Housman enchants readers with magical mischief, page-turning action, a tight-knit sisterhood, and secrets that forever change the way Seelie sees the faerie world... and herself." --Amparo Ortiz, Author of Blazewrath Games "This adventurous tale of sisterhood, found family, and wicked fae is a story told with authenticity and heart." --Lyndall Clipstone, author of Lakesedge and Forestfall "Housman spins an imaginative tale that's part heist and part quest, set against a fanciful backdrop of magic and mystery peopled by characters whose genuine chemistry and varyingly antagonistic personalities conjure a sweet found-family dynamic." --Publishers Weekly "An intriguing, magical debut." --Kirkus Reviews "Readers will enjoy Seelie's sharp, contemporary voice, the nuanced sisterly relationship, the girls' cozy enchanted wagon home, and Seelie's growing acceptance of her own magic." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "The autistic main character written by an autistic author [is] a breath of fresh air to readers who have made do with autistic coded characters and stereotypes." --School Library Journal