Jo-Jo and the Fiendish Lot

Outrageously Inventive!
— School Library Journal

Jo-Jo Dyas doesn’t believe he has any reason to live, but then he finds the naked black-and-white dead girl in the culvert and she convinces him otherwise. She is the drummer for a punk rock band called the Fiendish Lot, and for a dead girl, she has more life and spark than anyone Jo-Jo’s ever met. She and her band come from the Afterlife, a strange, colorless world where souls sometimes pause on the journey between life and death. 

Jo-Jo follows her into the depths of the Afterlife, where gets a twice-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make right all the things that have gone wrong in his life.

Reviews and Accolades

“Music-obsessed teens will respond to Auseon's firm grasp of the transformative and life-changing power of a kick-ass rock show.”

 -Booklist

“Auseon's vision of the Afterlife is unique and wonderfully described. But his description of the band that the young girl is in--The Fiendish Lot--and the music they play is just out of this world (no pun intended). Auseon really hit his stride with this novel. I highly recommend this and look forward to his next books.”

-Goddess Librarian

“I am pleased to say that my high expectations for this novel were exceeded. I immensely enjoyed Auseon’s unique version of death and the afterlife because it was so creative and entirely unlike any other book I’ve read on the same topic.”

-Book Muncher  

Copyright ©2013 Andrew Auseon/Illustrations by Aaron Yamada Hanff