Friday, March 8, 2019

March Updates for THE RAVEN'S TALE

I have news for attendees of the Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC) in Seattle! My publisher, Abrams, has made special arrangements to sell The Raven's Tale exclusively to ECCC attendees one month prior to publication! Publishers don't often do early sales like this, so this is huge news! If you're attending ECCC, you'll be able to purchase the novel from University Book Store on Level 6 of the convention center.

Here's my ECCC schedule for Saturday, March 16, 2019:

2:45-3:45 pm: "The Thrill of the Chase" panel with April Henry, Deb Caletti, Parker Peevyhouse, and Paula Stokes
WA State Convention Center 603

4:00-5:00 pm: The Raven's Tale signing
Writers Block Author Autographing, WA State Convention Center, Level 6

Abrams is also currently working on a pre-order campaign with an independent bookstore, so please keep an eye out for that opportunity.

In the meantime, if you'd like to pre-order The Raven's Tale, I urge you to support the indie stores that will be graciously hosting me at events in March and April (links to the stores below). Please note that the stores will not ship books until after the release of The Raven's Tale in April. The special early sale listed above is exclusively for Emerald City Comic Con attendees.

☙PRE-ORDER❧



☙ADVANCE PRAISE❧

“Brooding, macabre, romantic, and surprisingly whimsical . . . a must-read for Poe fans and Poe newcomers alike.”
Kendare Blake#1 New York Times bestselling author of the Three Dark Crowns series

“A darkly delicious tale that’s sure to haunt readers forevermore . . . Like lightning stretching its fingers across a stormy sky, Winters’s voice is electrifying.”
Kerri Maniscalco, #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Stalking Jack the Ripper series

“Winters’s smart, silvery, slithering prose finds beauty in the grotesque—and what is art if not that?”
Daniel Krausco-author of the New York Times bestseller The Shape of Water

“Winters (Odd & True) delves into the life of young Edgar Allan Poe in this elegantly scripted, detailed exploration of a world in which muses take corporeal form . . . This well-researched and darkly entertaining tale serves as an excellent introduction to Poe and his classic works.”
Publishers Weekly

“A captivating and intensively researched tribute to the famous poet and his Gothic muse. Against the tapestry of young Poe’s real-world struggles and tortured relationships, Winters weaves a macabre thread of surrealism through meter and rhyme—at times so dreamy in its rhythms and imagery, it teeters between hypnotic and horrifying.”
A.G. Howardauthor of the international and New York Times bestselling Splintered series

“Several of Poe's most well-known works enhance the narrative, complemented by the author's own finely crafted writing that flows with gorgeous, Poe-inspired phrases . . . A labor of literary love that will appeal to fans of Gothic horror and anyone who has ever had to assuage a determined muse.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Spellbinding, imaginative, whimsical, and unforgettable. A rattling good tale that is worthy of the master poet himself.”
Dwight L. MacPhersonauthor of The Imaginary Voyages of Edgar Allan Poe, co-host of The Raven Lunatics

“Haunting and inventive, The Raven's Tale is a heady mix of history and imagination, offering an eerie, original, fantastical window into the man who would become a beloved muse for so many of us.”
Leanna Renee Hieberaward-winning author of Darker Still and Strangely Beautiful

The Raven’s Tale transports readers to the haunted streets of Antebellum Richmond, the city that shaped the teenaged Poe’s melancholy outlook and inspired his chilling poetry.”
Chris Semtner
curator of the Edgar Allan Poe Museum, Richmond, Virginia

“Winters effectively infuses Poe’s macabre aesthetic into her fictional retelling of his life. Fans of classic literature will delight in the many references to mythology and other poets; fans of Poe himself are bound to enjoy passages written in a similar voice to 'The Raven,' as well as the many allusions to his early works.”
The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

(Raven animation: "Raven Sing," by luisbc)

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