Young Adult Author

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Ancrum

Welcome! Here you’ll find the latest news about K. Ancrum, author of YA thriller THE WICKER KING and YA contemporary THE WEIGHT OF THE STARS.

Not all lost boys should be saved…

Acclaimed author K. Ancrum has re-envisioned Peter Pan with a central twist that will send all your previous memories of J. M. Barrie’s classic permanently off to Neverland.

Contact & Media

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Newest Books!

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School & Library Visits

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Selected Interviews

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Author F.A.Q.

Simple answers for simple questions. Will be updated periodically as new questions are asked! 

Social Media

Where I’m posting, what I’m posting, and etiquette on how to engage with me on social media. 

Content Warnings

Content Warnings for all of my books! Safety and Comfort over everything, guys.

Notable Reviews

THE WICKER KING 

“An eerie and mesmerizing thriller that questions the space where reality and perception overlap, The Wicker King is a spine-tingling read that will have you riveted.” ―Caleb Roerhrig, author of Last Seen Leaving and White Rabbit

“Give this to readers who like complex, experimental fictions about intense relationships that acquire mythic resonance.” ―The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“An eerie piece of realistic fiction whose characters revel in intense emotions . . . . A haunting story that bravely explores friendship and mental illness.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“Teen fans of moody psychological horror will be entranced.” ―Booklist

“Reluctant reader―friendly flash fiction and packs a punch despite its brevity. . . . Like Libba Bray’s Going Bovine, Ancrum delves into the blurry space between reality and madness. . . . A haunting and provocative read that will keep teens riveted.” ―School Library Journal

“A haunting story that bravely explores friendship and mental illness.” ―Kirkus Reviews

THE WEIGHT OF THE STARS

 

The Weight of the Stars is one of the most gentle, gracious, and, overall, kind books that I’ve read all year … It’s starlight on broken concrete, it’s flowers on a broken rooftop, and it’s a masterpiece.” ―Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author of Every Heart a Doorway

“A quiet, generous and sweet lesbian love story about girls who dream bigger than their own universe … Fans of romance and Sarah Dessen will love this book.” ―VOYA

“As bright as it is stellar … a story with a lush, dark atmosphere; heartbreaking circumstances; bright, new love that blossoms from ugliness; and vividly real, magnetic characters.” ―Booklist (starred review)

“Touches on sexual identity, friendship, nontraditional families, and the price of human space exploration… For readers who are drawn to the unconventional, this will be a satisfying read.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“Their slow-burn romance … is sweetly, devastatingly understated.” – Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Quick Questions
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