M.P. Kozlowsky was a high school English teacher before becoming a full-time writer. His short stories and poetry have been published in many journals, and his first novel, Juniper Berry, was published in 2011. He lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.


Juniper Berry's parents are the most beloved actor and actress in the world—but Juniper can't help but feel they haven't been quite right lately. And she and her friend Giles are determined to find out why.

On a cold and rainy night, Juniper follows her parents as they sneak out of the house and enter the woods. What she discovers is an underworld filled with contradictions: one that is terrifying and enticing, lorded over by a creature both sinister and seductive, who can sell you all the world's secrets bound in a balloon. For the first time, Juniper and Giles have a choice to make. And it will be up to them to confront their own fears in order to save the ones who couldn't.

M.P. Kozlowsky's debut is a modern-day fairy tale of terror, temptation, and ways in which it is our choices that make us who we are.


"With a terrifying villain, a relentless pace, a cinematic story, and a satisfyingly happy ending, this compelling read promises to draw reluctant and avid readers alike." ~Booklist