Monday, September 7, 2015

THE STEEP AND THORNY WAY Is Now Available to Preorder

My third young adult novel, The Steep and Thorny Way, releases six months from tomorrow, and I'm happy to say that it's now available to preorder on Amazon! More online ordering options will likely follow soon.

Reviewers: I'll spread the word when ARCs are available to request.

If you're curious to know a tiny bit more about the book, please head over to Pinterest, where I've compiled pictorial and musical inspiration for the novel.

Publication details and synopsis:

Coming March 8, 2016
Amulet Books / Abrams
Hardcover ISBN 9781419719158

A thrilling reimagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, The Steep and Thorny Way tells the story of a murder most foul and the mighty power of love and acceptance in a state gone terribly rotten.

1920s Oregon is not a welcoming place for Hanalee Denney, the daughter of a white woman and an African-American man. She has almost no rights by law, and the Ku Klux Klan breeds fear and hatred in even Hanalee’s oldest friendships. Plus, her father, Hank Denney, died a year ago, hit by a drunk-driving teenager. Now her father’s killer is out of jail and back in town, and he claims that Hanalee’s father wasn’t killed by the accident at all but, instead, was poisoned by the doctor who looked after him—who happens to be Hanalee’s new stepfather.

The only way for Hanalee to get the answers she needs is to ask Hank himself, a “haint” wandering the roads at night.

Update: You can now also preorder The Steep and Thorny Way from Barnes & Noble.


Carina Olsen said...

YAAAY for it being up for pre-order :D (I can't pre-order just yet, not for some months, and then from bookdepo. <3 As they make you pay right away. Hmph.) BUT ANYWAY :D ARCs soon! AHHHHH! I would do murder for one of those. I would. Truly. Anything. You name it. I'll do it. Just. Ugh. This new book is going to be PERFECT :D I cannot wait. <3

Cat Winters said...

I'm sorry about this delayed response, Carina. Thank you so much for your excitement! I don't think I'll have many ARCs available to give away myself (the ones I'll be receiving are already claimed), so check in with Tina Mories at Abrams & Chronicle in the UK. If I had to guess, I'd say they'll probably be available around October. :) Can't wait!

Carina Olsen said...

Hugs. <3 That's okay :D And ahh! I was even slower in replying again o.O Ack. So sorry. You are awesome. <3 I just sent an ARC request email to Abrams, so I'm crossing all my fingers that they might send me one :D So so excited. <3