Tuesday, April 16, 2019

THE RAVEN'S TALE - Release Day!


The Raven's Tale is officially out in the world in both hardcover and ebook formats! The novel explores how a troubled yet brilliant teenage boy transformed into the legendary Edgar Allan Poe.💀

I'm on the road all this week to promote the book (see my Events page).

Huge thanks to my team at Amulet Books/Abrams, including my highly talented editor, Maggie Lehrman, as well as my literary agent, Barbara Poelle!


“ . . . well-researched and darkly entertaining . . .”
Publishers Weekly

“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. ”
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 Kraus
Co-author of the New York Times bestseller The Shape of Water

“A captivating and intensively researched tribute to the famous poet and his Gothic muse.”
A.G. Howard
Author of the international and New York Times bestselling Splintered series

“A labor of literary love that will appeal to fans of Gothic horror . . .”
Kirkus Reviews

“A rattling good tale that is worthy of the master poet himself.”
Dwight L. MacPherson
Author of The Imaginary Voyages of Edgar Allan Poe, co-host of The Raven Lunatics

“Eerie, macabre, and appropriately esoteric.”

“Haunting and inventive.”
Leanna Renee Hieber
Award-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

“A darkly seductive read, bringing a highly relatable Poe to life for the modern teenager.”
Dawn Kurtagich

Award-winning author of The Dead House

“Teen fans of Poe’s poetry will learn about his life, and the included verses will create new fans.”
School Library Journal

“Winters effectively infuses Poe’s macabre aesthetic into her fictional retelling of his life.”
The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Watch Cat Winters talk about The Raven's Tale on the Edgar Allan Poe web show The Raven Lunatics:

(Raven animations: "The Raven II" and "Raven Sing," by luisbc)

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