Virtual: Rebecca Mahoney with Sarah Glenn Marsh, The Valley and the Flood

Join Porter Square Books for the launch of the highly anticipated debut from Rebecca Mahoney, The Valley and the Flood, joined in conversation by Sarah Glenn Marsh! This event is free and open to all, hosted on Crowdcast. Signed books are available!








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A tense and beautiful tale about the monsters we make and the memories that haunt us." --Kate Alice Marshall, author of I Am Still Alive and Rules for Vanishing

Rose Colter is almost home, but she can't go back there yet. When her car breaks down in the Nevada desert, the silence of the night is broken by a radio broadcast of a voicemail message from her best friend, Gaby. A message Rose has listened to countless times over the past year. The last one Gaby left before she died.

So Rose follows the lights from the closest radio tower to Lotus Valley, a small town where prophets are a dime a dozen, secrets lurk in every shadow, and the diner pie is legendary. And according to Cassie Cyrene, the town's third most accurate prophet, they've been waiting for her. Because Rose's arrival is part of a looming prophecy, one that says a flood will destroy Lotus Valley in just three days' time.

Rose believes if the prophecy comes true then it will confirm her worst fear--the PTSD she was diagnosed with after Gaby's death has changed her in ways she can't face. So with help from new friends, Rose sets out to stop the flood, but her connection to it, and to this strange little town, runs deeper than she could've imagined.

Debut author Rebecca Mahoney delivers an immersive and captivating novel about magical places, found family, the power of grief and memory, and the journey toward reconciling who you think you've become with the person you've been all along.

Rebecca Mahoney is the author of The Valley and the Flood and the co-creator of the independent audio drama The Bridge Podcast. She is a strong believer in the cathartic power of all things fantastical and creepy in children’s literature - and she knows firsthand that ghosts, monsters, and the unknown can give you the language you need to understand yourself.

After working for three years in the world of US-Japan relations in Washington DC, she currently resides in Medford, MA and works as an academic admin. She spends her spare time watching horror movies, collecting cloche hats, and cursing sailors at sea. You can visit her online at, or find her on Twitter @cafecliche.

Sarah Glenn Marsh is an author of young adult novels including the Reign of the Fallen series and the Fear the Drowning Deep series, as well as children’s picture books like A Campfire Tail, Ninita’s Big World (an Amazon Best Book of 2019), and many more. An avid fantasy reader from the day her dad handed her a copy of The Hobbit and promised it would change her life, she’s been making up words and worlds ever since. She lives in Virginia with her husband and their tiny zoo of four rescued sighthounds, two birds, and many fish.

When she’s not writing, she’s often found in the pottery studio, volunteering her time to sighthound rescue, raising awareness about Type 1 diabetes, or engaged in nerdy pursuits from video games to tabletop adventures. You can visit her online at, and follow her on Twitter @SG_Marsh.

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Event date: 

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 7:00pm

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ISBN: 9780593114353
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Razorbill - February 23rd, 2021