Clay Held￼ knows plenty about odd jobs, having worked at several in his life. Having been a cashier, a cartoonist, and even a video game tester, he finally found his niche in software project management. He was bewitched by the strange (and surreal) landscape of Central Illinois, where he finally settled in with the love of his life to raise their family. He is also the author of the paranormal series Nighttime Tales, podcaster, and blogger. He watches too much TV. Loud noises startle him. Visit him on the Web at www.clayheld.com, and follow him on Twitter at @ClayHeld
Hidden from the world of magic since birth, Simon Warner is a 14-year-old with a problem. Drowning has awakened his magical side, and if he doesn't learn to control his powers soon, he will slip into the same darkness that consumed his parents.