Sword in the Stars
The second book in the epic Once & Future duology. To save the future, Ari and her Rainbow knights pull off a heist...thousands of years in the past.
USA/Canada: Jimmy imprint at Little, Brown (April 2020)
US/Canada audio: Blackstone
UK/Commonwealth audio: Bolinda
Cory McCarthy studied poetry and screenwriting before earning an MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Kirkus called their debut YA novel, THE COLOR OF RAIN, “[an] elegantly written and emotionally cathartic page-turner.”
BREAKING SKY is in development to become a film at Josephson Entertainment, while their third title, YOU WERE HERE, is a contemporary mixed-media novel containing graphic novel sections and word-art poetry. NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE released from Sourcebooks Fire in 2018, followed by a fantasy duology written with their partner, Amy Rose Capetta; ONCE AND FUTURE and THE SWORD IN THE STARS published in 2019 and 2020.
In 2021, Cory’s first picture book will be released from Candlewick, a biography of the inspiring Lebanese-American poet Kahlil Gibran, entitled HOPE IS AN ARROW.
Like many of their characters, Cory is a member of the LGBTQ+ community.