Speak No Evil


Speak No Evil

Authors & Illustrator


Third Place Book Award

Third Place Award

Fiction > YA - Mystery & Thrillers
Honorable Mention Book Award

Honorable Mention

Fiction > YA - Literary & Coming of Age


*Bram Stoker Awards Nominee for Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel* The daughter of Appalachian snake handlers becomes a ward of the state after her eerie “gift” causes a tragedy that leaves her orphaned. What if every time you told the truth, evil followed? My name is Melody Fisher. My daddy was a snake handler in Appalachia until Mama died. Though years have passed, I can still hear the rattle before the strike that took her from me. And it’s all my fault. Since then, I’ve been passed around from foster home to foster home. I didn’t think anything could be as bad as losing Mama. I was wrong. But I will not speak of things people have done to me. Every time I do, worse evil follows. Now, the only thing I trust is what saved me years ago. Back when I would sing the snakes calm …