Fourteen-year-old Maggie Ogden thinks she knows everything there is to Grandfather Clement Clarke Moore and his legendary poem,‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. But all this changes Christmas Eve 1854 when Chelsea Manor receives an unexpected visitor – Henry Livingston; who’s searching for evidence to prove that his grandfather, Major Henry, is the true author of the famous holiday poem. 

The night takes a strange turn when Maggie and Henry come across another intruder in Chelsea Manor. After following the peculiar boy down a secret opening within the fireplace and through an underground tunnel full of mechanical sleighs, Maggie and Henry discover Poppel, a hidden village under New York City.

Faced with the deadly challenges presented by the legend ofThe Three Sisters, Maggie and Henry are forced to play by Poppel’s rules and those who run the cursed village. And they quickly learn that not only is leaving Poppel harder than arriving, but there are even more dangerous lies and mysterious truths to Clement Clarke Moore, Christmas, and a menacing creature called Krampus than anyone could have known.

Curiosity Quills Press (November 2, 2015)




Three years after discovering Poppel - the hidden village beneath New York City - and uncovering the truth behind the poem, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, Maggie Ogden and Henry Livingston are once again reunited. The Foundling children are mysteriously vanishing from Poppel, and Maggie and Henry have been recruited to help in the search.

However, Maggie not only wonders if she’ll be able to get to the bottom of these disappearances, but she’s starting to doubt who she can trust - including Henry. But as Maggie gets closer to finding answers, the frightening creature, Krampus, also isn’t too far behind.

Over two centuries earlier, Lily leaves her sisters, Grace and Sarah, in hopes of regaining the immortality she had been forced to relinquish. Her journey takes her to the Kingdom of Hungary where she encounters the Countess of Cachtice and her son, Laszlo. Laszlo’s instantly enamored by Lily, but it soon becomes apparent that they both carry secrets, particularly one involving his mother, The Countess - Elizabeth Bathory - which not only threatens Lily’s quest for immortality - but also her life.

Although centuries and an ocean separate Maggie and Lily, their journeys are more intertwined than either of them will ever know.

Curiosity Quills Press (September 5, 2017)