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P.W. Catanese

Biography

P.W. Catanese

P.W. Catanese is the author of eight fantasy-adventure novels. His books have been received with critical acclaim and have been translated into five foreign languages. His Books of Umber trilogy has been nominated for six regional book awards including the Texas Bluebonnet Award, the Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award, and the Pacific Northwest Library Association’s Young Reader’s Choice Awards. When he’s not writing books, Catanese draws cartoons and works for an advertising agency. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and three children.

P.W. Catanese

Books by P.W. Catanese

by P.W. Catanese - Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Humor

After being rescued from a fiery death by Angela Obscura, an ancient demon from the underworld, Donny Taylor is settling into a new home in Sulfur. Life as Angela’s mortal assistant isn’t so bad. Donny gets to travel to exotic places through fire portals, money is no object, and he’s seeing amazing things that few mortal boys have ever laid eyes on. Plus Angela is fun to be around. What’s not to like? Well there is one minor detail. Being Angela’s assistant has almost gotten Donny killed a few times already.

by P.W. Catanese - Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Humor, Science Fiction

Hades, a bizarre, cavernous world that was once filled with pitchforks, fiery pits and dismemberments, has recently become a kinder, gentler place where people can contemplate their transgressions rather than face eternal punishment. Now known as Sulfur, the underworld went through a period of reformation punctuated by a violent revolution that left the vicious old guard, the Merciless, defeated and imprisoned. But it soon becomes apparent that the Merciless are plotting a comeback. If they succeed, they will reignite the long-extinguished Pits of Fire with a billion souls inside. And reformers like Angela and Donny will face Annihilation: the utter destruction of the consciousness and the soul, a nothingness more final than death itself.