Anatomy! of. Curiosity!

A long time ago (no, seriously, like a really long time ago, because two years is a long time, I have been informed), Tessa Gratton, Maggie Stiefvater, and I decided we were going to write a follow-up to our short-story collection, The Curiosities. And because time is a slippery, ever-mutating thing that never seems to stay in one place, that book is done now (!)

It hits shelves October 1st and thanks to the magic of the Carolrhoda team, it is so, so pretty! It looks like this:

Anatomy Cover

And sounds like this:

The follow-up to the acclaimed novel The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories by Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton, and Brenna Yovanoff.

In an unassuming corner of Brooklyn, a young woman learns to be ladylike, to love context, and to speak her mind from a very curious sort of tutor.

In a faraway land convulsed by war, a young soldier hears the desert’s curious hum as he disarms bombs with the person he doesn’t know how to love.

In a place so shriveled by drought that any drowning is a curiosity, a young writer tries again and again to tread water beneath the surface of a vast and unusual sea.

Three new stories—complete with commentary on the creative process—from three acclaimed young adult authors working at the height of their powers.


We wrote another book together! It is about writing fiction! And also, it is absolutely full of fiction. It’s a collection of novellas, and it’s a nitty-gritty exploration of how and why and all the other complicated considerations that go into figuring out the way you want to tell a story. It was written in Virginia and in Kansas and while tucked away in coffee shops and tearing across Nevada along I-80, and parked sadly in Nevada waiting for the engine to cool, and it is about writing, but it’s also a celebration OF writing.

Mostly though, it’s a story about three different ways of getting to The End.

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