Erin Craig-House of Salt and Sorrows

Erin Craig


Erin A, Craig has always loved telling stories. After getting her BFA in Theatre Design and Production from the University of Michigan, she stage managed tragic operas filled with hunchbacks, séances, and murderous clowns, then decided she wanted to write books that were just as spooky. An avid reader, decent quilter, rabid basketball fan, and collector of typewriters, Erin makes her home in Memphis with her husband and daughter.


Legacy and Loss

The past casts a long shadow over the heroines of both Cinda Williams Chima's Deathcaster and Erin Craig's House of Salt and Sorrow. In Deathcaster, the final installment in the Shattered Realms series, Alyssa battles to live up to her legacy as the last of the Gray Wolf line and the only one who can save the Seven Realms. In House of Salt and Sorrows, Annaleigh must discover what has become of her sisters, and if her family bears the burden of a terrible curse.

Moderator: Terra McVoy

Terra Elan McVoy is the author of six young adult novels (Simon Pulse) and two middle grade (Katherine Tegen Books). She is the former manager of Little Shop of Stories, was Program Director of the AJC Decatur Book Festival, and has even answered fan mail for Captain Underpants. Her master’s degree is from Florida State University in Creative Writing. She has taught both adults and young people in a variety of courses, including the Yale Writers Workshop, Smith College Young Women’s Writing Workshop, and Agnes Scott College’s Agnes Writes program, among others. Her novel, Criminal, was a 2014 Edgar Award Finalist. In her free time, she really loves moderating panels with amazing authors.

  • YA Stage
  • Sat 12:30-1:15p YA

House of Salt and Sorrows

House of Salt and Sorrows is a spellbinding novel of haunted houses and haunted minds that expands on classic Gothic themes to create a resonant drama of sisterhood, trust, and salvation in a multi-dimensional world.

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