BELL WEATHER is officially the title of my next novel, which will be published by Holt in Summer 2015.
I’ll be posting news about the book here at this blog, and since the story is set in a reimagined 18th-century, I’m posting period-related images and music at a second blog called The Orange Tavern.
Here’s a description of BELL WEATHER:
A young woman floats down a river in colonial Floria, a strange and vivid country in a reimagined 18th Century. Her name is Molly Bell, and her origin is unknown when she is saved from the water by Tom Orange, a surly local hero running a tavern plagued with trouble.
Molly — full of life and naturally calamitous — is powerfully drawn to Tom, who keeps her close but keeps his distance. As Molly makes her way in the isolated town of Root, fragments of her past come to light against her will. A desperate voyage overseas with threatening storms and shipmates. A genius brother, grim but loving, now mysteriously absent. Echoes of a tragedy she hasn’t fully escaped.
As perils intertwine and secrets are revealed, danger menaces the tavern Molly and Tom call home: supernatural weather, forest thieves who steal people’s limbs, and a growing number of enemies who will force them to decide between surviving on their own or risking everything together.
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I finished the heavier work on my next novel (see earlier post for a description). Once my editor and I make it through a quick line-edit, I’ll be able to start working on the sequel.
Tonight’s celebration included some ice cream and Pringles. Now I’m watching New Jack City on TV. This is one seriously bad movie.