Emily Whitman's first novel, Radiant Darkness, was praised for its "originality and flair" by BCCB and was a #1 IndieBound Pick. The author lives with her family in Portland, Oregon.
"Whitman makes Hades and Persephone (Hadephone? Persades?) a glam celebrity couple that everyone will want to read about."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "A steamy coming-of-age novel laced with feminist sensibilities."--ALA Booklist "A terrific story of a girl on the edge of womanhood, caught between a mother who offers no reverence and a boy who offers worship."--Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author "Will satisfy fans of Libba Bray and Stephenie Meyer."--Kirkus Reviews