About the Author

Jessica Scott Kerrin

Jessica Scott Kerrin is the author of The Things Owen Wrote, The Spotted Dog Last Seen (finalist for the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award and the John Spray Mystery Award) and The Missing Dog Is Spotted. She is also the author of the picture book, The Better Tree Fort (illustrated by Qin Leng), and is known for the Lobster Chronicles series and the bestselling Martin Bridge series. Her novels have been translated into French, Turkish, Russian and Slovenian.

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Born and raised in Alberta, Jessica now lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Clear Skies
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The jarring music, which seemed to be coming from every direction at once, bounced off the vaulted ceiling and came down on Arno’s head. He felt as if the black theater walls were pressing in and the giant statues were in danger of toppling over, crushing those in the first row.

Arno gripped the armrests and squeezed his eyes shut, trying to catch his breath.

Please, no, he thought. Not now. Not a giant panic attack in front of all these people.

But it was happening. The dizziness, the tightness in his chest, the frantic thoughts of being trapped, of smothering.

When he braved a look at the screen, a colossal asteroid was hurtling toward him, end over end, symphony horns bellowing. It was deafening.

It was too much.

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