The Coming Storm, the young adult historical fantasy novel by Regina M Hansen, was released simultaneously by Atheneum Books for Young Readers and Simon and Schuster Canada in June.
Set on PEI in 1950, the novel follows the adventures of Beatrice “Beet” MacNeill, a teenaged fiddler who must solve a mystery and help to save her family and town from an ancient evil.
Hansen was born on PEI and grew up here, as well as in Montreal, and in Boston. She teaches at Boston University and has written published books and articles on many supernatural subjects. Her essays have appeared in The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal Review and the children’s magazine DIG into History. The Coming Storm is her first novel.