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Happy Release Day for Meet Me in the Strange by Leander Watts! We have been anxiously anticipating the day and now the celebration begins. The book is on sale now and the blog tour has just begun!



Meet Me in the Strange

Meet Me in the Strange

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Davi tries to help a new friend, Anna Z, escape a cruel and controlling brother, and the teens end up running away to follow the tour of their rock idol, the otherworldly Django Conn. The story is set in a weird and wonderful retro-futuristic city of glam-girls and glister-boys and a strange phenomenon that Anna Z calls the “Alien Drift.”

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Recent Press & Endorsements

  • Steve Sherrill (author of The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break) – “Meet Me In The Strange. Indeed. Leander Watts renders this strange world, this exotic, futuristic, dangerous world, brilliantly. You can feel the power of the glister rock, the music that surges through the story, through the bodies and lives of Davi and Anna Z, transforming the pair and compelling them to take the biggest risk of their young lives. It is a story, richly detailed, where the real and the supernatural dance close. What secrets lie in the hidden corridors and back rooms of the majestic Angelus Hotel? What mysterious force in Django’s raw music captures and transforms Anna Z in spirit if not body? Davi must find out. Davi will find out. But threat bites at his heels around every turn.”
  • Foreword Reviews (starred review) – “In an intoxicating swirl of futuristic imagery and existential inner reflection, Meet Me in the Strangetreats music and spirituality as one and the same. . . Meet Me in the Strange is a wondrous, alien tale, not quite like any other story out there.” – Full Review
  • Kirkus Reviews – ” The world of the novel, from its language and geography to its layers of popular culture, is drawn with intricacy and vitality. . . A bighearted and imaginative tale about a glam god’s fans.” – Full Review
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  • Winged Reads (4 stars) – ” This is a story about being vulnerable, breaking through isolation, and finding places (times, songs, friends) that make you feel you can belong . In a heightened landscape it invites you to float away with it, but it’s a very human experience at heart.”
  • Radioactive Reviews (4 stars) – “This story is crazy and a smooth ride from start to finish…this book was an enjoyable read and I’m glad I got the chance to read it.” – Full Review
  • TRL Reviews – “The story was magical and cool and out there (in a good way). The characters had an almost biblical innocence to them which was enhanced and made even more believable by the god-like persona of their rock god. Also, I loved the literary references littered throughout the story (I see you, Frankenstein). Definitely check out Meet Me in the Strange.” – Full Review

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Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Young Adult
Tag: New Releases
ASIN: 1946154156
ISBN: 9781946154156
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About the Author
Leander Watts

An avid musician, Leander Watts has played and sung for decades in a wide variety of bands. His interests range from garage rock to skronky jazz, from baroque organ to Appalachian gospel. The first rock concert he attended was David Bowie on the Diamond Dogs tour in 1974. He teaches writing and literature at the State University of New York at Geneseo (his alma mater). Leander Watts is the author of Stonecutter, Wild Ride to Heaven, Ten Thousand Charms, and Beautiful City of the Dead.