When you go hunting for ghosts be prepared to find them.
Ryder Carlsson may have an incredible sixth sense, or she's losing her mind. Either way she sees things no one else can, and she wants to know why. In the dim corridors of Clarendon House, hunting for what truly haunts her, Ryder discovers a place far more alien and far more dangerous than she ever imagined. What hides in the shadows could destroy the life she thought she led, and a world she thought she knew.
As extraordinary events draw her closer to her true ghosts, Ryder, and the people she loves, find themselves on the front lines of a terrifying preternatural clash. Ryder will need all six of her senses, and every drop of her courage, to survive what is coming.
ExtraOrdinary is set in hauntingly beautiful Tasmania, Australia, and is the first book in Danielle K Girl's gripping YA sci-fi trilogy. Book 2 - ExtraLimital is scheduled for release 15 December, 2017.
An Interview with Danielle K Girl
What inspired you to write ExtraOrdinary?Childhood adventure stories, like Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden - good, clean, adventure stories, with a spooky twist. The type my friends and I used to dream up in early school days 🙂
What was the hardest part about writing it?Working out where it was all going to end up.
If you met your hero in a bar, what would you talk about?Ghosts and aliens!
If you met your villain in a bar, what would you talk about?How bad parenting can really screw things up 😉
What’s one of your interests outside of writing that might surprise people who have never met you?An obsession with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
What’s the most challenging/interesting part about living in Australia?Being/feeling so far away from all the 'action' of the indie publishing world. I currently live in the USA and am returning home next month, am going to miss all the opportunities - conferences, courses, etc - that are on offer here.
What famous – or infamous even – book do you wish you’d written?It's not that famous, but I wish I'd nailed this story and style - The Library at Mount Char.
What's your favourite artist right now?Always changing, but I love Hidden Citizens - they do remixes of famous songs, in an 'epic' style - perfect for writing dramatic scenes.
What’s the last TV series/film that blew you away and what was so good about it?Killjoys - a Canadian scifi series - absolutely love the mix of light and dark. Laughing one minute, anxious the next, crying over a character a second later.
Imagine you’ve inherited a hippopotamus and one stipulation of the will is that you cannot give the hippo away or sell it to anyone. What would you do with the hippopotamus?Build it a luxury enclosure at an open plains zoo and let it run around to its heart's content.