Popular Seattle writer and musician, who gave an Elliott Bay audience a lively time of it with his first book, The Wikkeling, makes this welcome New Year's return for his newest novel, The Wrap-Up List (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). We celebrate the publication on this very day of this story, which features a 16-year-old protagonist, Gabriela Rivera. She faces life and the possibility of death in adventuresome ways. "As the quick but thoughtful story chronicles each day before the Latina teen's departure, the fulfillment of the Wrap-Up List leads to many surprises ... Quirky, charming, and life-affirming, supernatural style." - Kirkus Reviews.