Bride of the Tornado

About the Book

A young woman’s secretive midwestern town is engulfed by a mysterious plague of tornadoes every generation–and she must escape it before it claims her.

Stephen King’s The Mist meets David Lynch’s Twin Peaks in this inventive, mind-bending horror-thriller.

In a small town tucked away in the midwestern corn fields, the adults whisper about Tornado Day. Our narrator, a high school sophomore, has never heard this phrase but she soon discovers its terrible meaning: a plague of sentient tornadoes is coming to destroy them.

The only thing that stands between the town and total annihilation is a teen boy known as the tornado killer. Drawn to this enigmatic boy, our narrator senses an unnatural connection between them. But the adults are hiding a secret about the origins of the tornadoes and the true nature of the tornado killer—and our narrator must escape before the primeval power that binds them all comes to claim her.

Audaciously conceived and steeped in existential dread, this genre-defying novel reveals the mythbound madness at the heart of American life.

About the Author

James Kennedy

James Kennedy is the author of the horror novel Bride of the Tornado and the sci-fi thriller Dare to Know (Quirk Books) and the young adult fantasy The Order of Odd-Fish. He is also the creator of the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival, in which kid filmmakers make short videos about Newbery-winning books, and a co-host of the Secrets of Story podcast. You can find him at

Product Details

  • Paperback ISBN: 9781683693277
  • e-Book ISBN: 9781683693284
  • Page Count: 336
  • Release Date: August 15, 2023

More From The Author