Hilarious and heartbreaking, Creepy & Maud charts the relationship between two social misfits, played out in the space between their windows. Creepy is a boy who watches from the shadows keenly observing and caustically commentating on human folly. Maud is less certain. A confused girl with a condition that embarrasses her parents and assures her isolation.
Together Creepy and Maud discover something outside their own vulnerability — each other’s. But life is arbitrary; and loving someone doesn’t mean you can save them. Creepy & Maud is a blackly funny and moving first novel that says; ‘You’re ok to be as screwed up as you think you are and you’re not alone in that.’
is a middle child who feared Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy — and any other stranger who threatened to break into the house at night. She has worked, amongst other things, as a nightclub singer, a fish and chip shop counter girl (not with Pauline Hanson) and a bookseller. Dianne would rather talk to her dog than answer the phone.
‘The writing in this book sparkles with originality and intelligence …’ —Bookseller+Publisher
‘A unique love story, brilliantly written.’ —The Examiner
‘Kudos to the author and the publisher for putting it all out there … it is well written and it is an impressive debut.’ —Magpies Magazine
‘Creepy and Maud is a fascinating first novel and highly recommended for YA fiction readers.’ —Buzzwords
‘The writing is beautiful, the story unforgettable.’ —The West Australian
‘A unique love story, brilliantly written.’ —Launceston Examiner
‘… a book that provokes thought and discussion.’ —Vegan YA Nerds
‘… searingly honest…’ —The Listener (Top 50 Children’s books 2012)