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ACQUISITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Usher House Rising (Madeline Usher, #1), by Don Roff

"Meet the family that puts the fun in dysfunctional."

-Don Roff, Clare At 16, Usher House Rising

The Parliament House Press's king of suspense—and upcoming teen slasher Clare At 16 author—Don Roff returns to present a Poe-inspired retelling of isolation, familial treason, and creeping madness. Mads Bland has graduated high school and her boyfriend has broken up with her; life is bleak, she can't afford college and her foster mother is passed on.

When she receives a letter in the mail, everything changes: Overnight, Madeline is the beneficiary to a dilapidated mansion in small town Georgia. She is also a catch, apparently, attracting the attention of farm boy Liam Delaney. But, most shocking, lovely, and perhaps dangerous of all... She's also twin to Roderick Usher.


About the Author:

Don Roff grew up in the Pacific Northwest in the Walla Walla Valley. In his teens, he wrote scripts and made movies with his friends. He served with the U.S. Army at the 3 rd Ranger Battalion in Fort Benning, Georgia. He graduated from The Evergreen State College of Olympia, Washington, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in film and creative writing. He has lived in New York City and Seattle. He has over 18 published books, primarily through Scholastic and Chronicle Books/ Simon & Schuster UK. He has several films in production based on his written works, as well as original screenplays. Roff now resides in

Walla Walla, Washington with his girlfriend, Molly, as well as their dogs and cats.

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