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Writing Wendl...

I really did want to write a light-hearted tale in case this one turns out to be my last novel (assuming it yet becomes a novel), but it's headed currently toward the shadows. I thought I knew Wendl Von Trier pretty well, having trekked with him through my previous book, The Winged Child .   There, Wendl presents as an elusive solitary, moving above all worldly fray while at the same time nudging events and characters toward a satisfactory conclusion. Sharp and intimidating on the outside and tender and motherly on the inside. A friend to the world, something of a trickster, but in all things working for good outcomes.  That is how I saw Wendl VonTrier. A  púka, mischievous, but essentially harmless, even benevolent, capable of presenting in whatever form or gender the moment required. Wendl seemed the ideal candidate to carry readers off into the literary sunset in good spirits after an exhilarating romp through a fantastical fiction. But all along, it seems, there were depths to

They're here...

Galleys arrived from Publisher last week so writing has been on hold while I've been reading again what I've already read so many times I could almost recite it from memory. But it was fun seeing at last what Millicent McTeer's story will look like on the page.

Since Creative James Media revealed the cover yesterday, I can show you what the outside looks like, at least. Diana Toledo Calçado at Triumph Book Covers nailed it. Does it makes you want to read what's inside?

Millicent has her own blog now ( You can check it out for updates on how the novel is progressing toward publication in February.


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