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About T.M. Camp
As a child, T.M. Camp spent most of his time in a dreamworld. These days, he spends most of his time trying to get other people to join him there.
He is the author of the novels "Assam & Darjeeling", "Matters of Mortology", "The Cradle", and the forthcoming "The Red Boy". In addition, he has written over thirty plays, many of which have been produced by theaters around the country. A few of these have even won awards.
T.M. lives in Michigan with his excellent, lovely wife and an indeterminate number of cats and children of variable age and intelligence.
In all of his work, T.M. explores boundaries — The boundaries between worlds… the boundaries between the physical and the supernatural… the boundaries between people… and the boundaries within ourselves.
Sometimes frightening, sometimes funny, and often heartbreaking, "Assam & Darjeeling" tells the story of a brother and sister who have to go through hell together in order to learn the true meaning of family.
(And if you haven’t read "Assam & Darjeeling" yet, then be advised: Here there be spoilers.)
At the close of "Assam & Darjeeling" readers were given a brief glimpse of Jee as she approached the Winter Palace. But the path that leads her there is long and twisted, with many other stories to tell along the way. "The Cradle" is the first of these.
Jee is enjoying the new freedom that comes with being an exile from the land of the living. But she soon discovers that freedom has its share of discomforts and dangers. Caught in a torrential downpour, she is taken in by a kindly old couple who, it turns out, have story of their own to tell. And Jee discovers yet again that things in the Underworld are not always what they seem.
"The Cradle" begins a new cycle of stories about a little girl looking for a place that she can, at last, call home.