Laura Terry in the GraveyardI am very proud to say that I just turned in the thumbnails for my ghost themed graphic novel to my publisher. To commemorate the moment, I took these photos of my process.

Laura Terry in the GraveyardI find that a sufficiently spooky atmosphere is absolutely necessary. Here I brood over my project in the company of the dead and undead.Laura Terry in the Graveyard

Professor Fox and I are happy to announce that my Graphic Novel, Graveyard Shakes, now has a home with Scholastic. It’s slated for release in the Fall of 2017. I have never been so eager to roll up my shirt sleeves and get to work.Graveyard Shakes by Laura Terry

Here’s what the book is about:

Katia and Victoria are scholarship students at a fancy private boarding school. Try as she might, Victoria just can’t fit in, and Katia refuses to give up the quirks she’s bullied for. After a big fight with her sister, Katia runs away from school. When an unexpected storm covers the grounds with ice and snow and Katia is nowhere to be found, Victoria goes looking for her little sister in Katia’s favorite hiding place, a ramshackle graveyard.

Victoria accidentally tumbles into the graveyard’s underworld only to discover it’s inhabited by ghouls—and a necromancer named Nikola who’s preparing a devious spell missing only one vital ingredient: a child’s life. Victoria teams up with adorable Little Ghost and Nikola’s kindhearted son, and together they search for Katia, who they fear is in danger of becoming Nikola’s victim. No sooner are the two girls are reunited than they resume their squabble—and are captured by the necromancer!

Now, Victoria and Katia must not only figure out how to get away from graveyard alive, but with the help of their new friends, they have to prevent Nikola from ever using his dark magic again. Can the sisters stop fighting and work together long enough save the day?


You’ll just have to wait to find out what happens, but I promise it will be full of mischief.

Graveyard Shakes by Laura Terry