Paul Durham

Johanna Lawshea

Paul Durham is the creator of the magical, mist-shrouded world of The Luck Uglies series, featuring a secret society of outlaws so notorious that their names can’t be mentioned out loud. In Durham’s second in the Luck Uglies, Fork-Tongue Charmers (HarperCollins) Rye O’Chanter has been declared an outlaw as the battle moves to the shores of Isle of Pest. In its starred review, Booklist writes, “There is not a single dull moment in this story, which packs in as many clever twists and fully-fleshed characters as the first book. And the writing remains a total delight: witty, richly layered, and capable of creating a world as real as this one.”