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

Abigail Knox

Abigail-Knox

Aquaria

Aquaria

BookPage on BELL WEATHER

Mahoney’s prose is lyrical and well honed, and his characters are engaging, but it’s the magical realism of the wilderness that makes this world so memorable and fascinating.

Read the full BookPage review of BELL WEATHER.

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Molly Bell

Molly-Bell

Bloodpox

Bloodpox

Vintage MAD Magazines

Vintage MAD Magazines from a yard sale. $1 each. Other issues feature Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, Rocky, and The Poseidon Adventure.  

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