Boston College alumnus Chuck Abdella, who teaches history at St. John’s High School in Shrewsbury, Mass., has published his debut novel, The Outcasts: Book I: The Lies of Autumn. The novel is described as “fantasy with a twist, with equal helpings of romance and action.” Abdella tells the story of several outcasts brought together for what they believe to be an epic struggle against a shadowy threat has emerged in a realm populated by serious wizards, pious elves, passionate humans, and hedonistic morphs. Yet the story is not all it seems to be. Abdella thanks BC History Associate Professor EmeritusJohn Rosser in the book’s acknowledgements. While at BC, Abdella wrote for the undergraduate arts and literary magazine, The Stylus.