Young adult fiction author Sasha Hibbs will release her ninth book in January 2022. / Photo courtesy Sasha Hibbs

Internationally best-selling author and local young adult fiction writer to release ninth book, ‘A Mad Awakening’ Jan. 7

BUCKHANNON — A local young adult fiction writer and internationally best-selling author is releasing her ninth published title, “A Mad Awakening,” in e-book format early next year.

By age 5, Sasha Hibbs’ favorite movie was “Gone with the Wind.” By age 12, she completed her seventh-grade book report on the sequel, “Scarlett.” By 18, she met and married her very own Mr. Rhett Butler and as it turns out, she never had to worry about going back to Tara to win the love of her life back. Fortunately, he stuck with her.  

With a love of all things paranormal, the ambiance of the South with its gigantic antebellum mansions and canopies of Spanish moss, and a love for her husband’s rich storytelling of blacksmiths and the mythology surrounding their origins, it wasn’t long until the world of her debut novel, “Black Amaranth,” was born.

When not working her day job as a nurse, you can find Sasha dreaming of her next beach trip, reading the latest YA novel, and drinking more white chocolate mocha than she should.  

Author Sasha Hibbs will release her latest work, ‘A Mad Awakening,’ in ebook format Jan. 7, 2022. / Photo courtesy Sasha Hibbs

A Buckhannon native, Sasha lives in mountainous West Virginia with her husband, Tim, and their two daughters, Aeliza and Ava. “A Mad Awakening” is her ninth published title. Sasha is an internationally bestselling author and currently hard at work on her next novel.

Below is a description of ‘A Mad Awakening’:

The dead are meant to stay dead. Eighteen-year-old Albert Frank Young knows because he’s one of them. He had his life planned out with intentions of attending college in the fall with his brilliant girlfriend, Mary Shelley. What he didn’t plan for? Dying before his dreams were realized.

Over the course of one night, his life, and Mary’s, changes forever. Mary’s brilliance quickly turns into a maddening obsession fueled by the death of Albert. Death took her mother away. She’ll be damned if death takes her boyfriend away too. In crossing the line between life and death, Mary damns them both before she realizes the realm of the living and land of the dead is an arena she has no right to meddle in.

A story of young love, the depths grieving drives the heart to, and the consequences that follow, this gothic tale proves love lives beyond the grave.

A Mad Awakening will be available in ebook format on January 7, 2022, at most major retailers including Amazon, Books-A-Million, Barnes & Noble, etc. Print edition will be released at a later date. 

“This is one of the best books I’ve read all year. I absolutely could not put it down!” ~ Jessica Ruth, editor for Evernight Teen Publishing