Hi Folks; Barb Here.
So… we're just about to the one-month countdown for the release of TO KILL A KETTLE WITCH. This one feels like it's been a long time coming. I don't how much you follow the publishing industry, but last year, Penguin and Random House merged. This sort of thing always has repercussions, and as a result, our editor of nine years “retired.” We were assigned a brand new editor, and this novel was turned over to her. I was nervous, as she hadn't read the previous three books. But she turned out to be quite wonderful, and we worked on the book together. It was she who suggested simply putting Amelie on the cover even though Celine has a large role in the book.
This is a fun novel where Amelie, Jaromir, Celine, and Helga go on quite an adventure. Amelie and Jaromir are sleeping in close quarters (smiles), and Marcus (the shape-shifting wolf from book two) re-joins the group.
I'm so looking forward to hearing what people think of this one. It's “out” on May 3rd, and you can learn more under Novels (and select “Mist-Torn”).
Coming May 3rd but available for Pre-Order...
TO KILL A KETTLE WITCH
by Barb Hendee
Massmarket Paperback & eBook
We won't spoil too much more for you in this pre-notice, but you can learn more in the “Novels” section at NobleDead.org, including links to purchase points. So? What are you waiting for?
More to come as the release date nears!
Artwork borrowed from Flavio Bolla
It has been too (too) long since the last entry in this series… or the last time I put in time on this side project. Life went up and down and around the corner between relocating, rescuing more than one kitty with assistance from some of you, and finishing off our first book in a new collaborative series—a tiny bit more about that at the end of this entry.
Like all previous entries, this is a rough draft and subject revisions—lots of them. The first scene is a rewrite of the last one previously posted. If you need to catch up, see past entries under “Excerpts,” and now…