Briony knows she is a witch. She knows that she is guilty of hurting her beloved stepmother. She also knows that, now her stepmother is dead, she must look after her beautiful but complicated twin sister, Rose. Then the energetic, electric, golden-haired Eldric arrives in her home town of Swampsea, and everything that Briony thinks she knows about herself and her life is turned magically, dizzyingly, upside down.
Franny's first novel for Bloomsbury, The Folk Keeper, was awarded many US prizes including Notable Children's Book and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Best Book of the Year (School Library Journal). Chime is Franny Billingsley's third book, her first being Well Wished. It has been shortlisted for the National Book Award. Franny lives in her home town of Chicago with her husband and two children. http://www.frannybillingsley.com/