NOSE DIVE is a light-hearted teen mystery about Celia Pratchett, New York City high school student, whose head is literally filled with the sound of music. Blessed with a huge singing voice but cursed with an equally huge se, Celia is thrilled, at first, by the news that her school's annual musical is slated to be a TV reality show, until she realizes that huge ses and TV close-ups just do t go together. Hoping to change her life and profile, Celia follows her se through danger, darkness, and fallen Goudas, trailing love, truth and the pursuit of harmony.
NOSE DIVE started as a Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month) project, and is Karin Gustafson's first young adult novel (as well as her first comic novel). She has previously written and illustrated 1 MISSISSIPPI, a children's counting/bedtime book for lovers of light, rivers and pachyderms, and GOING ON SOMEWHERE, a book of poetry. Karin's writings, paintings, poetry, humor and elephants can also be found on her Manicddaily blog. Jonathan Segal, a recent graduate of SUNY Binghamton, has long specialized in drawings that are zanily clever and whimsical.