We are ecstatic to announce the release of the first book in the series: Molly and the Nine Realms, written under the pen name “Anne Harrington.” The first draft of this was written during my first attempt to complete a NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) challenge.For anyone not familiar with this, the idea is to challenge yourself to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. For some obscure reason – probably to make it even more challenging – this takes place during the month of November, with little distractions like, oh… Thanksgiving… to contend with.
When I wrote the first draft, I had a full time job with a two hour commute each way and five kids to contend with. Not to mention I was “supposed to be” editing my first novel and had been advised quite sternly not to take on any more projects. So naturally, I started writing the novel: faithfully writing 2000 words a day, mostly on the train going back and forth to work. And yes, I succeeded in “winning” the very first NaNoWriMo challenge I ever tried to enter. The prize? The personal satisfaction that I was actually capable of writing a book in a month.
It took thirty days to write the story, but then life got in the way, and it’s taken five years to edit and get out to you. Rothco Press loved the manuscript and was able to convince the amazingly talented Adonna Khare to bring Molly to life on the cover. In the meantime, my Darling became as enamored with the world of Molly as I have, and has helped me plan a long series. Books two and three are already in production and there are several more planned. I hope you enjoy The Griffin’s Feather, and I promise that the next book will be out much faster!
Here’s the blurb from Amazon:
“Molly Stevens thinks she knows everything about her new home in Santa Geronimo. It’s hot, miserable, and above all, the most boring place on earth. Then a chance encounter with her neighbor, grumpy old Barnaby Cotton, opens her eyes. She soon learns that things are not always what they seem to be and magic is not something only found in fairytales.”
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