Nillu also writes young adult urban fantasy under the pen name N. Z. Nasser. Her story ‘The Tombstone Man and the Coming of the Tigress’ can be found in UnCommonly Good (2017).
She loves the balance that the two strands bring to her work. Literary fiction is often about surviving the world. YA fiction is about saving it. And the world can be so dark that sometimes that saving it–at least on paper–is a whole heap of fun.
She is currently working on a series. Book One will be released in 2019.
Jermaine Wyoming lives in a cemetery, isolated from the world, obsessed with the idea of replacing the memories of his harrowing childhood with new ones. Lana Norse is seventeen years old and suffers from a debilitating disease that promises to rob her of her future. Jermaine and Lana’s fates intertwine as the boundaries of their worlds blur and it becomes difficult to tell what’s real from what is not.