Derrick Chow is an author, illustrator, and comic creator. His short stories have been featured in several comic anthologies, and his illustrations appear in newspapers, magazines, and books across North America. Ravenous Things (Disney-Hyperion) is his first novel. Twelve-year-old Reggie Wong has a quick temper that gets him into trouble. At home, his mom struggles to get out of bed, and Reggie desperately needs his dad back – but his dad is dead. Enter the Conductor, a peculiar man who promises to grant Reggie’s wish to see his father just one more time. All he must do is climb aboard the man’s subway train, which leaves St. Patrick’s Station promptly at midnight. Desperate, Reggie accepts the offer, only to discover the train is full of other children who have lost a loved one. There, he meets Chantal, an annoyingly peppy girl, and Gareth, his arch-nemesis and bully since the fourth grade. As kids step off the train and into the arms of their lost family member, Reggie can’t believe his wish is about to come true. But all is not as it seems. The Conductor has a diabolical plan, and Reggie and his new friends must find a way out.