The Passed Note Issue 6 February 2018 - Page 13

I’m writing a fantasy series. It’s about a fictional land in crisis, six scattered young people in grave danger, and a binding spell that goes awry.

Melissa Ostrom teaches English literature at Genesee Community College in Batavia, New York. Her short fiction has been published in literary magazines, and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. The Beloved Wild is her YA debut. She lives in Batavia, New York, with her family. Connect with her at or on Twitter @melostrom. The Beloved Wild will be available for sale on March 27.

Praise for The Beloved Wild:

"A page-turning, delightful debut with equal parts

historical adventure and romance."

- Ruta Sepetys,

#1 New York Times-bestselling author of Salt to the Sea