BELL WEATHER: A Novel

bell-weather-3d“THE TIME IS FAR OFF, THE PLACE IS CHARMING STRANGE, AND THIS IS ROLLICKING, JAW-CLENCHING ADVENTURE.”

– Katherine Dunn, author of Geek Love

A captivating adventure set in a fantastical world where a young woman must uncover the secrets of her past while confronting the present dangers of a magical wilderness

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Maimers

Maimers

Researching an Imaginary World

bell-weather-3dBELL WEATHER was my first foray into worldbuilding. Put simply, I made everything up as I went, but the reality was a lot weirder and more complicated.

The story’s earliest elements bubbled when I was still an unpublished author, six months before my first novel, Fellow Mortals, found a loving editor. I had begun to fear I’d never get published, but I knew that writing was good for me — a healthy compulsion — and that I would probably work on novels for the rest of my life. With half-a-century of writing ahead, I wanted to revel in the job, and so I conceived of new characters and places that would inexhaustibly fascinate me.

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Lord Augustus Bell

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Grayport

Grayport

Floria

Floria

Dr. Benjamin Knox

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Me in The Saratogian

I answered five questions about writing and BELL WEATHER in The Saratogian newspaper:

1. What is the book about?

BELL WEATHER is a mystery-adventure about a young woman confronting dangers in a reimagined, fantastical 18th-century. The fantasy elements are secondary. It’s essentially a big, old-fashioned suspense story in a strangely familiar world.

2. What inspired you?

I wanted to write something extraordinarily fun — an entertaining story that felt rich instead of flimsy…

Read the full article here.

SF Book Club Picks BELL WEATHER

Dennis Mahoney has crafted a story of a strong-willed woman whose myriad encounters with trouble refuse to break her. Bell Weather combines a touch of magic, a few ghosts, a band of bad guys, and a heroine it’s impossible not to root for into a novel that captures from the very start.

BELL WEATHER is a special selection of Science Fiction Book Club this July. (The book isn’t sci-fi, but the club supports novels with fantasy elements, too.)

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Deadfall

Deadfall

Bess Carver

Bess-Carver

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