Hello, Publishing Crawl! It’s been a while! Today is the pub day of Kaitlin Ward’s debut YA horror novel, Bleeding Earth! Bleeding Earth was my first YA acquisition after I moved to Egmont USA. I vividly remember reading the opening sequence on the subway, being horrified in the best way possible, and then staying up the rest of the night reading it. I proudly championed Kaitlin’s novel, which I lovingly called “the bloodiest book I have ever read,” through the acquisitions process, highlighting the lesbian relationship at the heart of the book and Kaitlin’s evocative and disturbing prose.