Darcie Little Badger


Dr. Darcie Little Badger is a Lipan Apache writer of two critically acclaimed fantasy novels for teens,Elatsoe and A Snake Falls to Earth. Darcie, or DLB, is an Earth scientist, writer, and fan of the weird,beautiful, and haunted. DLB earned her BA in Geosciences from Princeton University and PhD in Oceanography from Texas A&M University. She is an enrolled member of the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas and married to a veterinarian named Taran.

About the Book

Nina is a Lipan girl in our world. She’s always felt there was something more out there. She still believes in the old stories. Oli is a cottonmouth kid, from the land of spirits and monsters. Like all cottonmouths, he’s been cast from home. He’s found a new one on the banks of the bottomless lake. Nina and Oli have no idea the other exists. But a catastrophic event on Earth, and a strange sickness that befalls Oli’s best friend, will drive their worlds together in ways they haven’t been in centuries. And there are some who will kill to keep them apart. A Snake Falls to Earthis a breathtaking work of Indigenous futurism. Darcie Little Badger draws on traditional Lipan Apache storytelling structure to weave another unforgettable tale of monsters, magic, and family. It is not to be missed.

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